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Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : VC01 - VC03

Factors Affecting Happiness: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Iranian Youth

Amir Mehrdadi, Shahnaz Sadeghian, Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam, Ataollah Hashemian

1. PhD in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University of Ilam, Ilam, Iran. 2. BS in Physical Education, Department of Education, Ministry of Education, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran. 3. Ph.D Student, Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran. 4. MSc, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

Correspondence Address :
Mr. Ataollah Hashemian,
Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
E-mail: hashemi.ata@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction: Happiness is one of the most important concepts in the mental health that has an impact on different aspects of young people.

Aim: The present study was conducted to identify the factors influencing happiness among young persons in Liam, Iran during 2014.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among young population 15-29-year-old. Multistage cluster random sampling method was used to select the participants. Data were collected using two demographic and Oxford Happiness Inventory. SPSS software Package 14 was used to analyse the data.

Results: A total of 500 young people, including 272 men and 228 women were enrolled. The Mean ± SD of the participants’ age was 20 ± 2.18 years. There was a significant relationship between the happiness score and location in urban and rural, employment status and physical activity. There was not a significant relationship between gender, marital status and education level with happiness score among participants.

Conclusion: The age groups, type of occupation, physical activity and place of residence were factors associated with happiness in young persons. However, there was not significant relationship between gender, marital status and education level with a happiness score among study participants.

Keywords

Iranian Youth, Happiness score, Physical activity

How to cite this article :

Amir Mehrdadi, Shahnaz Sadeghian, Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam, Ataollah Hashemian. FACTORS AFFECTING HAPPINESS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY IN THE IRANIAN YOUTH. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 21 ]; 10:VC01-VC03. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2016&month=May&volume=10&issue=5&page=VC01-VC03&id=7729

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/17970.7729


Date of Submission: Nov 24, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Dec 31, 2015
Date of Acceptance: Feb 01, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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