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Akbarimoallem R. Relationship of adherence to prayer and mental health at Iran Khodro Co employees in west of Tehran. JRH 2015; 2 (2) :29-42
URL: http://jrh.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-137-en.html
Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare
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Background & Purpose: Religious teachings indicate that adherence to prayer is the best way to provide mental health and some researches confirm the fact .This study investigated the relationship of adherence to prayer and mental health at Iran Khodro Co employees in west of Tehran. Materials and Methods: In this study, 205 people at Iran Khodro Co. employees in west of Tehran in 2009 were evaluated. The instruments were a general information questionnaire, adherence to prayer researcher-made questionnaire and a general health questionnaire. For evaluation and data analysis, statistical descriptive and inferential methods were used. Results: The results showed that there is negative correlation between the adherence to prayer and mental health. The significance of this hypothesis is proved at the level of less than p<0.001 and r=-0.367 between adherence to prayer with the somatic symptoms (p<0.005 and r=-0.338) between adherence to prayer and anxiety and insomnia (p<0.001 and r=-0.311) between adherence to prayer and social dysfunction (p<0.001 and r=-0.287) and between adherence to prayer and depression (p<0.001 and r=-0.340) was a significant relationship. The results also showed that the rate and amount of adherence to prayer and mental health is equal between married and singles. Education was not effective to the adherence to prayer while it was effective on mental health. The results also showed that years of service has no effect to adherence of prayer and mental health. Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study it is concluded that the adherence to prayer can predict the extent of mental health. So custodians of culture can improve psychological health by extending the religious belief and attendance to prayer in the studied social group and other similar society.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: روانشناسی

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