Volume 7, Issue 1 (8-2010)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2010, 7(1): 55-62 | Back to browse issues page

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The Associalion between Praying Related Attitude and Behaviors and Students’ Mental Health. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2010; 7 (1) :55-62
URL: http://nmj.goums.ac.ir/article-1-13-en.html
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Background and Objective: Today, the role of religion and spiritual care has been considered in prevention and treatment of mental health problem. The purpose of the Present study was to detect the association between praying related attitude and behaviors and students’ mental health in Gorgan University of medical sciences. Material and Methods: The subjects of this descriptive-crossectional study were 144 students (71 male and 73 female) selected via convenience sampling. The instruments were General health questionnaire (GHQ) and Praying Related Attitude and Behavior questionnaire. We did data analysis by using Pearson correlation coefficient, mann-whitney and kruskal-wallis (SPSS 16 soft ware). Results: The age of 63.9 percent of Participants is between 20-25 years. There is a significant difference between mental health and praying related attitude and behavior (P<0.05). Mean rank of male and female students' attitude toward praying is significantly different (P<0.05). Female respondents have better attitude toward praying. There is no significant difference between male and female students' praying related behaviors. Conclusion: According to positive relation between mental health and praying, it seems reasonable to conclude that student's mental health is promoted by having positive attitude toward praying and related activities.
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