The Relationship between Religious Orientation with The Focus of Chastity and Hijab and Women's Mental Health

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Hamideh Samadi and Sakineh Samadi


Mental health is one of the indicators of developing countries and is one of the aspects of the overall concept of health and religious beliefs are one of the factors affecting mental health. Despite this internal and external religious orientation, it can have different effects on people's lives. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between religious orientation and mental health of women referring to mental health unit of Mashhad Health Center. The present study was a descriptive study which was done by correlation method. The statistical population of this study included all women referred to the mental health unit of Samen Health Center in Mashhad in 1395, 180 subjects were selected as the sample. A random method was used to select the sample size. Data collection was done by standard General Health Questionnaire and Allport religious orientation. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation test using SPSS software. Based on the findings, there is a positive correlation between the external religious orientation and mental health components (P = 1) and between the religious orientation and the mental health components (P = 1). This means that women surveyed in this study have a better general health with internal religious orientation. Regarding the effect of religious orientation on the quality of mental health in individuals, it seems that in developing programs for the promotion and promotion of religious and religious culture and paved the way for a spiritual and healthy society, one can emphasize the spiritual aspects of religion

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