Document Type : Original Article
Department of Health Education, Faculty of Health, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
Security is a fundamental issue in many societies so that every country considers it as one of their high priorities. Therefore, current project was conducted to determine social security among students in Yazd City University of medical sciences. This is a descriptive study in which 200 students from Yazd University of Medical Sciences participated in randomatically. Data collection instrument was a questionnaire having two parts consisted of demographic questions about them and social security assessment section (in four dimensions including sense of occupational security, sense of emotional security, sense of security in interaction with others and sense of security physical health). Achieved data were analyzed by SPSS version 16. 63.5% of cases (127 ones) were girl and 36.5% of them (73 ones) were also boy students. The age average of studied girls and boys were, in turn, 22.47±2.47 and 21.82±2.46. There were no any significant correlations between age averages and parents' education levels in both groups. The score average of security sense was moderate and 49.09±13.11of the boy students and 43.77±12.49 of girl students and was significant difference between two studied groups. Sense of security physical health and occupational were significantly higher in boys than girls (p<0.05) But the sense of security in interaction with others and a sense of emotional security of the two groups were not significant difference. According to the obtained results suggest, experts discussed about different dimensions of security sense carefully and critically and officials use discussions results for careful planning, for future.