Association Between Religiosity and Happiness Among a Group of Muslim Undergraduate Students.
Summary of "Association Between Religiosity and Happiness Among a Group of Muslim Undergraduate Students."
The association between religiosity and happiness has been the focus of much recent research. The majority of them report a positive correlation between a religious attitude and behavior and the level of happiness. However, different findings have been reported. The aim of the current study was to test link between religiosity and happiness among a group of undergraduate Muslim students. Two hundred and seventy-one health-related students agreed to participate and completed Oxford Happiness Index and a religious belief questionnaire. It was found that higher score on religious belief was significantly linked to the level of happiness (r = .256, P = .01). The result confirms that individuals with a more religious attitude experience more happiness. The result of this study should be considered in programs designed to improve overall well-being of university students.
Research Centre for Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of religion and health
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21476109
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-011-9484-6
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