Determination of the Level of Happiness among Students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Mahmoudi, Abdolreza and Mahmoudi, Fatemeh and Shamsaei, Maryam and Raeisi Shahraki, Hadi and Kakaei, Hashem (2019) Determination of the Level of Happiness among Students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCIENCE, 7 (2).

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Abstract

Introduction and Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine the level of happiness and vitality as one of the effective factors on increasing students' success in education and spiritual well-being. Materials and Methods: The present study is a descriptive cross-sectional study. Five hundred and seven students from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences were selected by stratified random sampling and responded to the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using "SPSS 19" software, descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The results indicate that mean of happiness among participants was 40.9 +/- 13.1 (ranged from 2 to 87) which was moderate. Also mean score of happiness among males was significantly higher than females (43.5 +/- 15.0 and 40.1 +/- 12.4, p=0.01). Moreover there was no difference in the level of happiness between difference status such as marital (married/single), residence (dormitory/home), field of study (medicine/pharmacology/medical laboratory sciences, and occupational health), and academic degree (bachelor/master/doctorate). Conclusion: If academic places such as universities include a happy and vital environment, they will have a very influential role in improving the students' educational and cultural level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Happiness, Students, Shiraz University of medical sciences
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
WL Nervous system
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email zamani.m@skums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 10:09
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 03:43
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7813

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