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ERIC Number: ED511182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Students' Mental Health: Personal and University Determinants
Khodarahimi, Siamak; Rasti, Ali; Khajehie, Malihe; Sattar, Rea
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v6 n10 p31-38 Oct 2009
The present study was to examine the effects of personal and university bounded factors in students mental health in north of Fars province, Iran. The effects of these factors on university students' psychopathology within a survey design were investigated among 300 participants--94 males and 206 females, who were selected through random sampling method and the degrees of their mental health, were measured by SCL-90-R checklist. Overall findings supported that gender, marital status, socioeconomic status as personal factors, and type of university as within university factor would influence students' mental health. So males, married, and students with moderate and high socioeconomic status had more significant better mental health situation than females, singles and those with low socioeconomic status. Finally, ethnicity, dormitory and non-dormitory residence, native or non-native being, discipline, school and faculty, and academic performance variables were not effective on students' mental health significantly. Here, it was suggested an explanatory triangle model for university students' mental health explanation with respect to gendered and socio-cultural contexts and their implications in clinical and educational settings. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran