Open Access Biomedical Publisher Using Post Publication Peer Review
This is a well written article and relevant topic as well. However, the researcher mentioned that the Construct validity, test retest reliability and internal consistency were all found to be satisfactory. Is it possible for the researcher to provide the results (eg Cronbach's alphas and correlation co-efficients) instead of saying they were found to be satisfactory?
The researcher can also include the data collection method in the procedure section.
I have my Ph.D in Health Education and also I am a visiting lecturer at the Northern Kentucky University.
This is an interesting topic and one which universities need to be more aware. Please see specific comments below.
Introduction: Perhaps a bit of statistics related to sleep health and college students as well as negative effects related to inadequate sleep could be added to provide rationale for the study.
Methods: Were only the minority students contacted or is this analysis from a subset of a larger population?
Measures: The authors mention “scores outside of the range” were deemed inadequate sleep behavior. What about scores above the 420-480 total minutes? Might need to reword this criteria as in the results, “excessive sleep” is mentioned.
Discussion – The authors give TPB construct subscale scores, yet it is unclear what these mean – how the levels were differentiated (high, low, etc.).
The conclusion that SN should not be focused on in minority students (at all) might be over generalizing the results. Something related to further understanding the role of social influence, etc. among minority students (or investigating the differences based on the results in 93% Caucasian sample) might be more applicable.
Were differences between gender and/or age investigated? This might be interesting to determine.
Insert discussion/conclusion related to health education/health promotion.
Illustration 2 – Wasn’t PBC also a significant value? Why not included?
I am an Assistant Professor in Health Promotion and have a Ph.D. in Health Education.
I think the female/male ratio could have spoil a little ths study
I have been teaching for the last 40 years
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