Evaluation of the Relationship between Religious Attitude and Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Students of Guilan University

Iraj Salehi, Mahsa Mosalman
and Purpose: Recent advances in science and technology have facilitated living conditions for people around the world. On the other hand, rapid social changes and complexities of modern life threaten the health and welfare of humans. Therefore, disorders such as anxiety, depression, unreasonable resentment and incompetence have been highly prevalent in different communities. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between religious attitude and mental issues such as depression, anxiety
more » ... depression, anxiety and stress among students of Guilan University, Iran during 2012-2013. Materials and Methods: This descriptive-correlational study was conducted on all the students of Guilan University (n=100) during 2012-2013. Participants were selected by cluster sampling, and data were collected using religious attitudes questionnaire (Serajzadeh, 1998) and Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21). Data analysis was performed using Pearson's correlation-coefficient. Results: In this study, religious attitude had a significant negative correlation with depression (P<0.05, r=-0.258) and stress (P<0.05, r=-0.247). However, no significant correlation was found between religious attitude and anxiety among students (P<0.08, r=-0.192). Conclusion: According to the results of this study, level of mental health was more desirable in individuals with religious attitudes.