Studying the Happiness Level among Medical Students of Shiraz Medical Sciences University in 2010

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Ali Sahraian 1 , * , Seyed Mohammad Vakili 2

1 Research Centre for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of psychiatry, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran

2 Research Centre for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran

How to Cite: Sahraian A, Vakili S M. Studying the Happiness Level among Medical Students of Shiraz Medical Sciences University in 2010, Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 13(4):179-186.

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Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 13 (4); 179-186
Published Online: October 1, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 15, 2012
Accepted: November 16, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Medical students are less happy compared to other students in University because of specific education and work conditions. As happy and healthy personality people are responsible ones, we evaluated the happiness of Medical students and its relationship with age, gender, marital status and life style.

Methods and Material: This study was performed by using Oxford happiness questionnaire to evaluate happiness in 210 medical students of Shiraz Medical Sciences University. In various studies carried out in different countries, Cronbachs alpha of the questionnaire was ranging 0.87 to 0.92 and the re-test reliability was ranging 0.78 to 0.81. The data were analyzed after collection by software and variance analysis test.

Results: The average happiness score was 52.7 8.9. There was a significant difference between happiness level of the students and gender (girls are happier than boys), marriage (married students are happier than single students) and living status (the students who live with their families at their home are happier than the students living in dormitory).

Conclusion: The lowest happiness level was observed among age group of 21. It was due to the start of clinical part of medical period and hard work in the hospital. But marital status can decrease the pressure of life by increasing the happiness level and increases the life happiness. Living with the family and receiving their support an increase the happiness compared to living in dormitory.

Keywords

Happiness Medical students Life satisfaction

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