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Relationship between religious orientation, anxiety, and depression among college students: A systematic review and meta-analysis

(2019) Relationship between religious orientation, anxiety, and depression among college students: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Iranian Journal of Public Health.

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Abstract

Background: Religious obligation helps people to develop mental health by creating internal commitment to special rules. This meta-analysis aimed to determine the relationship between religious orientation and anxiety among college students. Methods: Major scientific databases including PubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, EBSCO, ProQuest and PsycINFO were searched for original research articles published 1987-2016. A random effect model was used to combine Correlation coefficient. All analyses were performed using Stata MP. Results: After screening of 7235 documents, 13 articles including 5620 participants met inclusion criteria in this meta-analysis. Correlation coefficient was-0.08 (95% CI=-0.19,-0.03) which indicated with increasing religious orientation, anxiety and depression reduced (P<0.001). Characteristics such as sex, geographic region, and type of religions were potential sources of heterogeneity. Based on fill-and-trim method the adjusted pooled r was obtained,-0.06 (95% CI=-0.16,-0.04). Conclusion: There was a weakness relationship between religious orientation and mental anxiety and depression. Therefore, it needs to improve knowledge of student about advantages of religious orientation. © 2019, Iranian Journal of Public Health. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anxiety Depression Meta-analysis Religious orientation
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6245

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