Examining the Relation between Life Style and General Mental Health

Document Type: Original Article

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1 Department of Social Science, Faculty of Humanities Science, University of Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Social Science, Faculty of Humanities Science, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran

Abstract

Nowadays, new social behaviours are frequent to spend time such as too much hearing music, fast food, less attention to religion, consumerism, extreme attention to body, less activity, etc. formed as new life models led to many mental disorders; on this basis the article studies the relation between the life style and general health conditions of the personnel in Shahid Ayatollah Dastgheib of Shiraz. The study was done by measurement method and questionnaire device. The universe included 247 employees of the hospital gained by random multistage quota sampling. The variables' reliability concerning mental health was defined by Cronbach alpha coefficient and their validity was defined by face validity and structure validity methods (Factor analysis technique). Finally the relation between the two variables and their dimensions were tested by the software SPSS 19 and Correlation test and multivariable regression. The study findings indicated that the independent variables of the study defined the dependent ones (Namely general mental health condition, somatization, anxiety and insomnia, social behavior disorder and depression as 14.70, 20.50, 9.70, 26.40 and 18 percent, respectively. By virtue of the study findings enhanced religious beliefs, cultural and social cooperation development, sport and being with family may be effective to prevent mental disorders in the hospital personnel.

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