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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT IN THE MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG EMPLOYEES OF TEHRAN MUNICIPALITY

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 Start Page 111 | End Page 143

Abstract

 Regarding the fact that THE YOUTH are considered as active forces of society and play a key role in the development of a country; one of the issues which is discussed in today studies regarding youth, is their MENTAL HEALTH. Hence in order to corroborate the factors improving health, studying the effective factors of their MENTAL HEALTH is crucial. Since SOCIAL SUPPORT is considered as one of the most important effective factors in MENTAL HEALTH, the objective of the present research is to studying the role of these supports in MENTAL HEALTH of youth.The methodology is a combination of documentary and field study. In the field study, 320 young employees of Tehran municipality were selected by cluster sampling. Considering Katrona and Russel SOCIAL SUPPORT questionnaire and GoldbergPublic Health Questionnaire, research questionnaire was constructed.Hypotheses related to the positive relation between SOCIAL SUPPORT and level of MENTAL HEALTH is proved. The results also approved the negative and reverse relation among SOCIAL SUPPORT and depression, social function disorder, anxiety and insomnia and rejected the relation between SOCIAL SUPPORT and physical symptoms of MENTAL HEALTH among youth. The hypothesis related to the extent of the MENTAL HEALTH of youth from different socio-economic status is also verified. Meanwhile the results show that there is no meaningful relation between the extent of MENTAL HEALTH and SOCIAL SUPPORT of youth in sight of their marital status.

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