Validation of the Greek version of the Adolescent Sleep Hygiene Scale (ASHS)

Vasiliki Efthymiou, Dimitra Kotsikogianni, Artemis K. Tsitsika, Dimitrios Vlachakis, George P. Chrousos, Evangelia Charmandari, Flora Bacopoulou


Transition from childhood to adolescence is known to bring about many changes in the lifestyle and psycho-emotional state of adolescents. One of the major lifestyle factors that affect adolescents’ physical and mental health is sleep. The aim of this study was to validate the Adolescent Sleep Hygiene Scale (ASHS), a tool that measures sleep hygiene, in an adolescent sample living in Greece. The study’s sample consisted of 146 Greek adolescents aged 12-18 years. The Adolescent Stress Questionnaire was used for convergent validity and correlation with adolescents’ stress. The pilot and the main study demonstrated sufficient internal consistency. Exploratory Factor Analysis showed an adequate adaptation of the original ASHS questionnaire to the Greek adolescents. The findings of this study support the use of ASHS as a reliable and valid tool for evaluating sleep-facilitating and sleep-inhibiting practices of Greek adolescents.


sleep; Greece; adolescents; adolescent sleep hygiene scale; ASHS; sleep hygiene; validation; teenagers; stress; adolescent health

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