Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and self-efficacy as mediators in the mediation of sleep quality and grades in nursing students

Fernández-Medina, Isabel María ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0805-1542, Ruíz-Fernández, María Dolores ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6454-4723, Hernández-Padilla, José Manuel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5032-9440, Granero-Molina, José ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7051-2584, Fernández-Sola, Cayetano ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1721-0947, Jiménez-Lasserrotte, María del Mar, Lirola, María-Jesús ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5766-6458, Cortés-Rodríguez, Alda Elena ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3625-7321 and López-Rodríguez, María Mar ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8810-520X (2020) Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and self-efficacy as mediators in the mediation of sleep quality and grades in nursing students. Nutrients, 12 (11) , e3265. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2072-6643 [Article] (doi:10.3390/nu12113265)

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Abstract

University is a period in which students can experience a considerable amount of challenges that may influence their health lifestyles. The aim of this article is to discover the role of therapeutic adherence to the Mediterranean diet and self-efficacy as mediators in the relationship between sleep quality and the average grades of nursing students. The sample was made up of 334 nursing students, with a mean age of 21.84 years (SD = 6.24). Pittsburgh Sleep Quality questionnaires, adherence to the Mediterranean diet and the Baessler and Shwarzer General Self-efficacy Scale were administered. The results of the multiple mediational model determined that quality of sleep has a direct influence on academic performance. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and quality of sleep have an effect on the degree of self-efficacy of nursing students. This study demonstrates that good sleep quality and adherence to the Mediterranean diet improve academic performance in nursing students. Future research should include multicenter longitudinal studies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): sleep, self-efficacy, Mediterranean diet, nursing students, academic performance, Pittsburgh sleep quality index, adherence to the Mediterranean diet, Baessler and Schwarzer general self-efficacy scale
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 31271
Notes on copyright: © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2020 10:11
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2020 22:11
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31271

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