Religiosity, Coping Styles and Personality Dimensions as Predictors of General Health of Students

yaser reza pour mirsaleh, shahnaz reyhani keyvi
2010 Faṣlnāmah-i Farhang Mushavirah va Ravān/Darmānī  
The Purpose of the present study was to investigate the interrelationship between religiosity, coping style and personality dimension and the role of these variables to predict general health of students. The study sample included 209 female students of economic college of Allameh Tabataba'i university witch selected with cluster sampling model. Data were collected by means of ways of coping questionnaire (WOCQ), Islamic Religiosity Scale (IRS), revised NEO five factor inventory (NEO FFI-R) and
more » ... ory (NEO FFI-R) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and then analyzed with statistical ways of correlation and regression. Regression analysis indicated that neuroticism, religious disorganization, religiosity and emotional-focus coping able to predict the significant percentage of variance of general health of students. Between religiosity and personality dimensions, only extraversion is significantly able to predict the rate of both emotion focus and problem-focus coping styles usage in students. Statistical analyses showed that consciousness is also able to predict the rate of and problem-focus coping styles usage in students. Regarding to these results, we can conclude that instructions to students to find meaning of their life and to strengthen religious beliefs can have great effect on their effective coping with stress and promotion of their 6 mental health. Also, regarding the effectiveness of instructions is necessary to let the mothers know how much bearing their personalities have on the way they cope with stress
doi:10.22054/QCCPC.2010.5869 doaj:599d6aeec4834e3fbba49052da36e0ca fatcat:n72ubjcxxjc4tgb56wbgxoolpi