Volume 25, Issue 10 (1-2019)                   RJMS 2019, 25(10): 21-30 | Back to browse issues page

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Azerbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran , arashshahbaziyan@yahoo.com
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Background: Mental well-being is one of the important constructs of mental health and identifying the factors affecting it is of paramount importance. So, the aim of this study was to discriminate between students with high and low mental well-being based on their resilient and components of the tendency to risky behaviors.
Methods: It was a causal-comparative research. The research population consisted of all male and female students studying in Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in the 2017-2018 academic year, 365 students were selected by multistage cluster sampling method. For data collection from the Warwick–Edinburgh mental well-being scale (WEMWBS), Klohnen ego-resilient scale (1996) and youth risky behaviors scale were used. Data were analyzed using software SPSS-20 and the statistical test of discriminant analysis.
Results: Discriminant analysis results showed that resilient, the tendency to drug and psychoactive and the tendency to cigarette has the highest ability in discriminating between two groups of students with high and low mental well-being were. Subsequent discriminative components included the tendency to risky sexual behavior, the tendency to drive dangerously, the tendency to violence and the tendency to alcohol, respectively. Also, the results of the discriminant analysis showed that all students with high and low mental well-being were correctly discriminated from the other students with the highest percentage of detection (100%).
Conclusion: Resilient and components of the risky behaviors are important determinants of discrimination among students with high and low mental well-being. Therefore, in educational and research programs in order to increase the mental well-being among students, resilience and the components of the risky behaviors needs special attention.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health

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