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The Role of Islamic lifestyle in Predicting Emotional Disturbances of University Students
Akbar Atadokht 1, Farzam Norouzi2
1- Department of Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran , ak_ atadokht@yahoo.com
2- Department of Psychology, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran
Abstract:   (1325 Views)

Background: Given the importance of students’ mental health, this study aimed to investigate the role of Islamic lifestyle (ILST) in predicting emotional disturbances of university students.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on students at University of Mohaghegh Ardabili during 2013 to 2014. A total sample of 200 students were selected by convenience sampling method. Participants completed ILST questionnaire and depression anxiety stress scale (DASS-21). Data were analyzed using correlation coefficient and multivariate linear regression method.
Results: A total of 173 students including 96 men and 80 women were participated. ILST was inversely correlated with depression (r=-0.52, P-value <0.001), anxiety (r=-0.35, P-value<0.001), and stress (r=0.38, P-value<0.001). In multivariate model, ILST was independently associated with emotional disturbances.
Conclusion: This study showed significant association between Islamic lifestyle and mental health. Therefore more attention should be paid to students’ tendencies to Islamic lifestyle.

Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Disturbance, Lifestyle, Students
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Article Type: Original Contributions | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2017/03/30 | Accepted: 2017/11/18 | Published: 2018/03/4

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