Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 480–499 | Cite as

Correlatives of Happiness in the University Students of Iran (A Religious Approach)

  • Hamid Reza AlaviEmail author
Original Paper


The main purpose of this research is determining and assessing the correlatives that can increase or improve happiness. The research method was descriptive and correlational, and the statistical population was all of the students of Shahid Bahonar, Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad, and Payam-e-Nur Universities of Kerman city in the academic year 2005–2006; 573 students were chosen among them using a random sampling method. The tool used for obtaining the necessary data was a questionnaire that was designed by the researcher. Spearman, Kendall’s Tau and chi-square tests were used for analyzing the research data. The results of the research showed that there was a positive and meaningful relationship between “scientific attitude, scientific behavior, artistic behavior, moral attitude, moral behavior, religious attitude and religious behavior” with the “happiness” of the university students, but there was not a meaningful relationship between “age, grade, diploma grade-point average, total grade-point average, the credit hours passed, gender, place of residence, kind of university and kind of faculty” with the “happiness” of the university students, although there was a meaningful relationship between “place of birth” and the “happiness” of the university students.


Happiness Health Science Art Spirituality Morality Religion Religiosity Attitude Behavior Philosophy Psychology Islam Christianity University students 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Faculty of Humanities & LettersShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran

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