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Social Determinants of Health Research Center & Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medica Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
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      Background and Purpose: Since observing the Islamic dress code is derived from the people’s attitudes, it is essential to study their attitude
towards this issue and the associated factors in order to establish this Islamically recommended behavior. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between spiritual health and attitudes towards women’s dress code among the female students of medical sciences.
      Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 160 college students of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences in 2014, who were selected using cluster sampling method. The data collection was performed using demographic characteristics from, spiritual health questionnaire, and self-reports about attitude towards dress code. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ANOVA test, and Pearson correlation through SPSS version 16.
      Results: According to the results, 58.8% (94 cases) and 38.1% (61 cases) of the students had moderate and high spiritual health, respectively. Mean scores of the students' religious health and existence aspect of spiritual wellbeing were 8.55±57.41 and 10.37±50.6, respectively. Test results indicated that the spiritual health had a statistically significant correlation with attitude toward
dress code and literacy level.
      Conclusion: As the findings of the present study indicated, attitudes towards dress code are associated with spiritual health among the college students, indicating the importance of spirituality among the students. Regarding this, considering the spiritual education in university courses seems necessary.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2017/01/30 | Accepted: 2017/01/30 | Published: 2017/01/30