Studying the Relationship between Chronotype, Well-Being and Anhedonia Among Young Adults
Keywords:Chronotype, Anhedonia, Well-being
AbstractThe chronotype which refers to the sleep- wake behavior of an individual can be an integral reason for many of the physiological, mental issues an individual faces. The preferred timings of sleep- wake affects our peak cognitive and physical performance, both morningness and eveningness are associated with various issues, where subjects with higher eveningness scores are more prone to unhealthier lifestyle, diabetes, mental disorders, metabolic syndrome, etc. Therefore, sleeping patterns can play a very important role in satisfaction, well-being and pleasure in life. Therefore, beginning from the concept of chronotype, anhedonia and well-being, the present study aims at studying the relationship of the various aspects of the variables selected, and how they are correlated. A random sample of 152 male and female young adults were selected from different walks of life, and three questions were presented to them, namely the Composite Scale of Morningness (CSM), the Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being (QEWB) and the Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS). The statistical tools used for the study were Pearson correlation, Descriptive Analysis and Sample t-test for independent t-test. The findings of the study suggest that there is a positive correlation between Chronotype and Well-Being, and Anhedonia. There is no correlation between Well-being and Anhedonia (reverse).
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