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Journal:   JENTASHAPIR JOURNAL OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (JENTASHAPIR JOURNAL OF HEALTH RESEARCH)   SPRING 2012 , Volume 3 , Number 1 (6); Page(s) 273 To 281.
 
Paper: 

COMPARISON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL HEALTH AND HARDINESS IN FIRST AND LAST SEMESTER MEDICAL STUDENTS

 
 
Author(s):  HAMID NAJMEH*, ATAIE MOGHANLOO VAHID, EYDI BAYGI MAJID
 
* SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION, SHAHID CHAMRAN UNIVERSITY OF AHVAZ, AHVAZ, IRAN
 
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.
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.
Conclusion: The results indicated that the rate of mental health and hardiness in last semester medical students was less than first semester students. So using psychological methods is recommended to improve the mental health of medical students.

 
Keyword(s): MENTAL HEALTH, MEDICAL STUDENTS, HARDINESS
 
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