:: Volume 14, Issue 6 (9-2014) ::
Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2014, 14(6): 474-482 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between Self-esteem and Happiness among Students of Arak University of Medical Sciences
Bahman Tavan, Farzaneh Jahani, Mohammad Rafeei
() Bachelor of Science,Deputy of Education and Research, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.Email: Jahani @arakmu.ac.ir , jahani@arakmu.ac.ir
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Introduction: One of the characteristics of a normal personality that can amend an individual’s happiness level is self-esteem. Nowadays, the importance of self-esteem has been increased in different aspects of human's life such as education, occupation, and social settings. This study aimed to determine the relationship between self-esteem and happiness among students of Arak University of Medical Sciences in year two thousand fourteen. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in year 2014 on a sample of 200 students of Arak University of Medical Sciences selected through stratified random sampling method. Data were collected using Rosenberg self-esteem questionnaire and Oxford happiness questionnaire. Data were analyzed using t-test, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficient. Results:The mean of students’ age was 21.01± 3.55 years old. Mean scores of self-esteem and happinesswere 5.53±4.43 out of 10 and 43±1.25 out of 87 respectively. Pearson correlation coefficient showed a statistically significant relationship between students’ self-esteem score and happiness score (r=0.058, and p=0.0001). Conclusion:The results showed that students’ self-esteem and happiness in Arak University of Medical Sciences enjoyed ahigh level. It seems that high self-esteem increased happiness. Cultural and educational programs could improve students' self-esteem and happiness.
Keywords: Student, self-esteem, happiness, wellbeing indices.
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Received: 2014/03/12 | Accepted: 2014/08/6 | Published: 2014/08/27

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