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Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Self-efficacy as Mediators in the Mediation of Sleep Quality and Grades in Nursing Students

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Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medicine, University of Almería, 04007 Almería, Spain
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Child and Midwifery Department, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, London NW4 4BT, UK
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Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, 4780000 Temuco, Chile
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Department of Education, University of Almeria, 04007 Almería, Spain
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Nutrients 2020, 12(11), 3265; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12113265
Received: 7 October 2020 / Revised: 21 October 2020 / Accepted: 22 October 2020 / Published: 25 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Prebiotics and Probiotics)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: 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 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
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Fernández-Medina, I.M.; Ruíz-Fernández, M.D.; Hernández-Padilla, J.M.; Granero-Molina, J.; Fernández-Sola, C.; Jiménez-Lasserrotte, M.M.; Lirola, M.-J.; Cortés-Rodríguez, A.E.; López-Rodríguez, M.M. Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet and Self-efficacy as Mediators in the Mediation of Sleep Quality and Grades in Nursing Students. Nutrients 2020, 12, 3265.

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