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Mehrabian F, Sadr S A, Amami S S, Maleki M. Investigating the Spirituality among the Students of Guilan University of Medical Sciences. jour guilan uni med sci. 2017; 26 (103 and 103) :14-21
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Introduction: Spirituality and spiritual growth have increasingly attracted the attention of mental health specialists in the past decades. One component of healthy lifestyle is paying attention to spiritual needs.The goal of this survey is to study the spirituality among students of Guilan University of Medical Sciences.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of spirituality among students at Guilan University of Medical Sciences.
Materials and Methods:This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in the fall of 2015.A total of 357 students from Guilan University of Medical Sciences were selected through quota sampling data collection the standard five-item Likert-scale distribution. The scores for 'spirituality' were between 0 and 172, for 'spiritual outlook' between 0 and 96 and for 'spiritual ability' from 0 to 76. Analysis of data was done using statistical software SPSS21, and with descriptive and inferential statistics and indicators
Results: The mean score of students in the field of spirituality was 120.05 ± 20.24, in spiritual attitudes was 65.49 ± 13.05 and in spiritual ability was 54.56± 9.15.There was a direct and positive correlation between scores of spiritual ability and spiritual attitudes (p = 0.0001, r = 0.651).Significant difference was observed between the scores obtained from the spirituality questionnaire based on marital status, age and the school of education (p = 0.038, p = 0.0001, p = 0.001).
Conclusion: The results show the importance of addressing the issue of spirituality among students of medical groups. The planning for promotion of spirituality of students seems necessary. Encouraging marriage, especially during the time of studying, and the co-operation of school authorities are important to the improvement of the spiritual atmosphere.
Conflict of interest: non declared
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/10/16 | Accepted: 2017/10/16 | Published: 2017/10/16

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