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Safari N, Miraghaei A A, Ghazi S, Moradi K. The relationship between adherence to prayers and mental health of students in Khoramabad Payame Noor university. yafte. 2014; 16 (2) :71-79
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M A in Educational Management Lorestan University of Medical Sciences,Khorramabad, Iran.
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Background: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between adherence to prayers and mental health among the students of Khorramabad Payame Noor University in Khoramabad. Materials and Methods: The method of the study was correlation analysis. The population of the study was all the students of Khorramabad Payame Noor university. The sample size comprised of 400 students, based on Morgantable, were selected using proportional stratification sampling method. Data gathering instruments were Panahi’s (2003) adherence to prayers questionnaire and Geldberg and Healer’s (1979) general health questionnaire (GHQ). The reliability of the questionnaire of adnerence to prayers was found to be 0.906 and for the general health questionnaire was 0.95. The descriptive statistics of frequency, percentage, percentile and Pearson’s correlation coefficient were used in this study. Results: The results showed that 68.7% had a very high, 26.5% had a high, 3.8% had a Mediocre, and only 1% had a low or very low adherence to prayers. Based on the study results, 47.5% of the samples had no or little disorder in their mental health. 33.3% showed middle mental health disorder, 14.5% had a mediocre disorder in mental health, 4.7% showed severe mental health disorder. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between adherence to prayers and mental health in terms of general mental health as well as any other micro measures of mental health. Conclusion: Thus, according to this study by adopting suitable methods the mental health rate of students can be promoted. Adopting cultural programs to boost adherence to prayers in elementary school students can increase mental health in later years.
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Received: 2014/09/30 | Accepted: 2014/09/30 | Published: 2014/09/30

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