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asayesh H, hesam M, ghorbani M, shariati A, nasiri H. The Relationship of Perceived Social Support, Mental Health and Life Satisfaction in Martyrs and Veterans Students of State University in Gorgan. J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2011; 8 (1) :34-41
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  Background and Objective : Because of special life condition, martyrs and veterans students have unique status in comparison with other university students. The aim of this study was determination of relationship of perceived social support, mental health, and life satisfaction in martyrs and veterans students of state universities in Gorgan,Iran.

  Material and Methods: In this descriptive and analytical study, 102 martyrs and veterans students were selected via census sampling. Demographic data sheet, perceived social support scale, general health questionnaire (GHQ-12) and satisfaction with life scale were used.­ Descriptive statistics, liner regression analysis, spearman correlation coefficient and Mann-Whitney test in spss 16 software environment were used for data analysis­(P<0.05).

Results: According to GHQ-12, 21.4 percent of participants have unfavorite mental health (score less than 14). Findings show perceived social support is correlated with 23 percent of mental health changes (P=0.032) and 42 percent of life satisfaction changes (P=0.000). There is no significant relationship between perceived social support from friends and significant others and mental health and life satisfaction (P>0.05). There is significant correlation between mental health and life satisfaction (r= -0.534, P=0.000).

  Conclusion: According to our findings, availability of perceived social support from family leads to promotion of mental health and life satisfaction of students.

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