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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 586-588

The relationship between quality of life, spirituality, and resilience and suicidal thoughts in students of Razi University

1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, Razi University of Kermanshah, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Students research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
3 Khorram Abad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khoram Abad, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Maryam Dabirian
Students Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_106_17

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Background: Suicide is a mental health crisis and it has increased in recent years among university students. Studying the effective and predictor factors in suicidal thoughts can be helpful in understanding positive aspects and adaptive behavior of students. Objective: The relationship between quality of life, spirituality, and resilience and suicidal thoughts in students of Faculty of Sociology, Kermanshah Razi University, was studied through a descriptive, correlational study. Materials and Methods: The study population comprised all students in Faculty of Sociology, Kermanshah Razi University; a sample group of 200 participants was formed by using the multistage cluster sampling. Beck's Scale of Suicidal thoughts (BSSI), quality of life (SF-36), Conner and Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), and Qobari's spiritual experiences questionnaire were used for data collection. The collected data were analyzed using statistics mean, SD, Pearson correlation coefficient, and regression analysis. Results: The study showed that among the predictor variables, resilience and quality of life had more capacity to predict suicidal thoughts. The results also showed that quality of life and resilience were significantly and negatively related to suicidal thoughts. Conclusions: Given that such thoughts are the starting point of the process that leads to the act of committing suicide and several factors such as physical, mental, social, family factors, and so on, may contribute to the development of these thoughts, similar studies are necessary to be conducted in other geographical regions and universities, and the results should be used to control the factors that affect suicidal thoughts. Based on these results, consultants providing services to university students need to pay more attention to the role of resilience and improvement in quality of life of the students to reduce suicidal thoughts in them.

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