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A Study of the Relationship between Commitment to Islamic Teachings and the Level of Depression and Anxiety in High School Students
Batol Mandani *1, Mehrnaz Saadat PhD2
1- Ph. D. Candidate of Work Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences , Ghazal.mandani@gmail.com
2- Expert of the Academy of Scientific Studies in Education, Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology
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Objective: The study aimed to determine the relationship between commitment to Islamic teachings  and the level of depression and anxiety in high school students. Method: This study is a descriptive and correlative research. The population includes high school students in Tehran in 2013-2014 academic year among which 300 students were selected randomly using multistage sampling method. The instruments comprised Beck Depression Inventory, Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and a self-rating Scale for Religious Commitment whose reliability and validity were approved by psychometric criteria. The data were analyzed using correlation coefficient and variance analysis. Findings: The results indicated that the girls suffered from anxiety and depression more than the boys but there was no significant difference between these two groups in terms of commitment to Islamic teachings. There was also a significant, negative relationship between religious commitment and anxiety level (r= 0.452, p<0.05). In addition, there was a significant, negative relationship between religious commitment and depression level (r= 0.464, p<0.05). It can be concluded that the higher the commitment  to Islamic teachings, the lower the anxiety and depression level.
Keywords: : religious commitment, depression, anxiety, students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special- quantitative
Received: 2014/11/6 | Accepted: 2015/11/6 | Published: 2017/10/31
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