Comparison the relationship between mental health and hardiness in first and last semester Medical students

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How to Cite: Comparison the relationship between mental health and hardiness in first and last semester Medical students, Jentashapir J Health Res. Online ahead of Print ; 3(1):273-281.

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Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: 3 (1); 273-281
Published Online: June 30, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 1, 1970
Accepted: March 9, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Providing the mental health of medical students has an important role in mental health of society. The aim of this research was investigating the relationship between the mental health and hardiness in medical students and comparing these variables in first and last semester medical students.

Material and methods: The present research was correlation and matching method on first and last semester medical students of Jundi Shapur university in Ahvaz .The sample consisted of 170 first and last, male and female semester medical students composed of 85 students from each semester. The instruments were SCL-90-R questionnaire and person view survey scale for hardiness.

Results: The results showed that there was a significant relationship between hardiness and its subscales with all subscales of mental health expect paranoid and psychotic thoughts (p<0.001).Also the role of commitment was more important than challenge and control in mental health. In addition, there was a significant difference between first and last semester medical students in mental health and hardiness.

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© 2011, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

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