A Survey on Evaluating the Relation between Self-esteem and Quality of Life in Students of Health School Affiliated to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (2012)

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Shahin Saeedinejat 1 , Hosein Ebrahimpour 1 , , , Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee 2 , , , Arefeh Pourtaleb 3 , , , Habibollah Esmaily 4 , Ali Vafaee-Najar 1 , Zohre Nejatzadegan 5 , ,

1 Health Sciences Research Center, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

2 Research Center for health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IR Iran

3 Department of health services management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

4 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

5 Student Research Committee, Health and Management Department, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

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How to Cite: Saeedinejat S, Ebrahimpour H, , Tabatabaee S S, , et al. A Survey on Evaluating the Relation between Self-esteem and Quality of Life in Students of Health School Affiliated to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (2012), Jundishapur J Health Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 6(2):351-356.

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Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 6 (2); 351-356
Published Online: April 8, 2014
Article Type: Research Article

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Abstract

Self-esteem is one of the essential human needs regardless of the individuals social, scientific, and moral status. It has an exceptional role in ones mental health and personality balance. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between self-esteem and quality of life in the students of Health School of Mashhad Medical Sciences University.

This study was a cross-sectional survey on 234 students of Health School of Mashhad Medical Sciences University in educational year of 2012-2013.Data were collected using WHO life quality questionnaire and Copper Smith self-esteem questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed through descriptive statistics methods (frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation), independent t-test and ANOVA using SPSS16 software.

The findings showed that 61% of the students had a high quality of life with a good self-esteem indicating a statistically significant relation (p=.052).Among the five domains of quality of life; a significant relation was observed between social quality and self-esteem (p<0.05(.

Students quality of life increases as their self-esteem increases. Since self-esteem influences students quality of life, performing child breeding educational sessions for promoting children self-esteem will help enhance childrens self-esteem and ultimatelyimprove students quality of life.

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Quality of life student self-esteem

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