Volume 13, Number 25 (Summer 2001)                   IJN 2001, 13(25): 28-35 | Back to browse issues page


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Roshaninejad, M, Omrannasab, M, Kamali, P, Hassanzadeh, M. ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND MENTAL HEALTH OF STUDENTS. IJN. 2001; 13 (25) :28-35
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-249-en.html

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  Background: Health is one of the privileges given to human being and mental health is an important part of it. It seems that religious beliefs are directly related to mental health since it increases the person's adaptive mechanisms and enhances over coming unhappy incidents.

  Objective: To determine the relationship between religious beliefs and mental health in students.

  Design: This was correlational study in which religious beliefs and mental status of one group at students were measured by means of questionnaire and correlated afterwards.

  Samples: For the purpose of this study 225 students in their last year of schooling were selected by stratified sampling from different colleges of Iran university of medical sciences and health services.

  Results: The findings indicated that majority of students were in the state of good mental health and medium range religious beliefs. There found to be a significant relationship between their religious beliefs and mental health status (p<0.001). The results also showed that the greatest percent (75.55%) of good mental health belonged to those students having strong religious beliefs.

  Conclusion: Strong religious beliefs affect every aspect of mental health of students and as a result they will experience less anxiety and depression and will be able to cope with, and overcome the crisis. So it is suggested to explore the effect of religious beliefs on different dimensions of mental health.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2007/11/20

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