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MSc Student of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Shahid Chamran University, Ahwaz, Iran
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Background and Purpose: Risky decisions play a pivotal role in personal and social life, and disruptions in these decisions may lead to impulsive behaviors in individuals. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between spiritual health, self-esteem and impulsivity in students of Shahid Chamran University in Ahwaz, Iran.

Materials and Methods: This correlative study was conducted on 285 students selected by cluster random sampling. Subjects completed three questionnaires about spiritual health, self-esteem and impulsivity. Spiritual health and self-esteem were considered as predictors, and impulsivity was considered as response variable. Data analysis was performed using Pearson’s correlation-coefficient and multivariate regression analysis.

Results: In this study, subjects with high self-esteem and spiritual health were observed to have lower impulsivity. In addition, coefficients of linear regression with repeated input pattern to combine multiple variables for spiritual health and self-esteem with impulsivity were significant (P=0.001).

Conclusion: According to the results of this study, there was a significant correlation between spiritual health, self-esteem and impulsivity in students of Shahid Chamran University. In other words, students with higher spiritual health and self-esteem had lower impulsivity.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Islamic- Iranian Medicine

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