Sleep and student success : the role of regularity vs. duration / Phuc Luong (University of California, Davis), Lester Lusher (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Vasil Yasenov (University of California, Berkeley and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserLuong, Phuc ; Lusher, Lester In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Yasenov, Vasil In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, October 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11079
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-140997 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Recent correlational studies and media reports have suggested that sleep regularity - the variation in the amount of sleep one gets across days - is a stronger determinant of student success than sleep duration - the total amount of sleep one receives. We identify the causal impacts of sleep regularity and sleep duration on student success by leveraging over 165,000 student-classroom observations from a large university in Vietnam where incoming freshmen were randomly assigned into course schedules. These schedules varied significantly: some had the same daily start time across the week, while others experienced extreme shifts. Across a multitude of specifications and samples, we precisely estimate no discernible differences in achievement between students with highly varying start times versus students with consistent schedules. Moreover, we find much smaller gains to delayed school start times compared to previous studies.