Volume 27, Issue 1 (Monthly_Apr 2016)                   Studies in Medical Sciences 2016, 27(1): 37-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Department of Educational Sciences, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran , zibafaeedfar@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Religious practices are the leading cause of peace and spiritual happiness. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between religious practice and happiness in students of Urmia University of Medical Sciences.

Materials & Methods: This study was a correlation-regression one including all undergraduates (2181 students) in Faculty of Medicine in Urmia University of Medical Sciences. The sample was chosen through multi-stage stratified random sampling method and 377 subjects were selected based on Morgan’s Table. The samples were asked to fill out the questioners of organizational vitality and religious practices questionnaire and theses scales’ reliability were approved with Cronbach’s alpha (0.92). To analyze the data, descriptive and inferential statistics such as Pearson correlation and multiple regressions were used.

Results: Accordingly, there was a significant relationship between the practice of religion and happiness of students. 89.2% of happiness in students are predicted to be  along with doing religious obligations and its components. The effective components in students’ happiness and their significance were life satisfaction (92.8%), personal dignity (94.8%), subjective well-being (93.6%), satisfaction (82.7%) and positive mood (82.2%) percent Happiness in the students involved in the creation of Medical Sciences.

Conclusion: In case of correct and coherent planning on religious practices along with students’ course curriculum, it is predicted to observe a higher rate of caring and doing religious obligations that has significant effect on persistent and more stable happiness in students.

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2016: 27(1): 45 ISSN: 1027-3727

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی

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