2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

The moderating role of emotional abuse in the relationship between sleep and anxiety

Taylor Murrell, University of Northern Iowa
Dilbur D. Arsiwalla, University of Northern Iowa

Abstract

The goal of this current study was to examine if abuse (emotional, physical, and sexual) would be a moderating variable in the links between sleep and anxiety levels. The sample included 425 participants form the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS II) biomaker study. The results showed that abuse did moderate the relationship, showing that abuse is linked to a higher chance that sleep problems will be associated with higher levels of anxiety.

 
Apr 17th, 12:00 PM Apr 17th, 3:59 PM

The moderating role of emotional abuse in the relationship between sleep and anxiety

The goal of this current study was to examine if abuse (emotional, physical, and sexual) would be a moderating variable in the links between sleep and anxiety levels. The sample included 425 participants form the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS II) biomaker study. The results showed that abuse did moderate the relationship, showing that abuse is linked to a higher chance that sleep problems will be associated with higher levels of anxiety.