Volume 14, Issue 1 (6-2012)                   yafte 2012, 14(1): 81-89 | Back to browse issues page

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Tarbiat Moalem University, Tehran
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Background : Positive psychology approach caused by changes in psychological science moves from addressing psychopathological damage treatment to optimization of life quality. This movement follows that strengths of humans as a shield against mental illness take advantage. Resilience, is a subset of the positive psychology approach that is regarded as an important role in coping with stress and threat to life and its adverse effects, So that during the past decade, has occupied a special place in the field of mental health. The current study aimed to investigate the effect of resilience on enhancing mental health and life satisfaction. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional-descriptive study, 178 participants (86 males and 92 females) of Ramshir teachers’ centers education organization, selected through randomized cluster sampling, participated in this study. All subjects completed Conner-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RIS), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28),Satisfaction with Life Scale(SWLS) and Demographic Inventory. Stepwise Multiple Regression analysis was used for statistical analysis. Results: Results of Hierarchical Multiple Regression method represented a significant intermediate role of mental health in the relationship between resilience (p<0/001) and life satisfaction (p<0/001). The participants’ mean and standard deviation of age were 32/16 and 5/70 respectively. Conclusion: Resilience positively affects life satisfaction through increasing mental health. Moreover, resilience has an indirect effect on life satisfaction.
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Received: 2012/06/12 | Published: 2012/06/15