The Relationship Between Mental Health and Social Solidarity Among Apartment Residents in Shahrekord, Iran

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Forouzan Ganji 1 , * , Afsaneh Nekooee 2 , Faranak Safdari 2 , Neda Parvin 2 , Akbar Shafei 2 , Hanife Ganji 2

1 Community Medicine Department, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences. PO: 88188- 57371, Engelab Anenue, Shahrekord, Iran

2 Community Medicine Department, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

How to Cite: Ganji F, Nekooee A, Safdari F, Parvin N, Shafei A, et al. The Relationship Between Mental Health and Social Solidarity Among Apartment Residents in Shahrekord, Iran, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2012 ; 6(1):20-32.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 6 (1); 20-32
Published Online: June 30, 2012
Article Type: Original Article
Received: January 02, 2012
Revised: January 23, 2012
Accepted: February 21, 2012

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the relationship between psychological well-being and social solidarity of apartment residents in Shahrekord, Iran.

Methods: A sample of 200 apartment dwellers was selected randomly. Fessler Social Solidarity Inventory and General Health Questionnaire were used to gather data.

Results: Using partial correlation test and having controlled the effect of age, sex and education, we found significant relationship between mental health and social solidarity (r = 0.47; p= 0.023). After controlling education and marital status, it was also revealed that women were in a better solidarity situation compared to men (p< 0.05).

Conclusion: There is a relation between the mental health and social solidarity of apartment residents in Sharekord. Good mental health accompanied with better social solidarity.

Declaretion of interest: None.

Citation: The relationship between mental health and social solidarity among apartment residents in Shahrekord, Iran. Ganji F, Nekooee A, Safdari F, ParvinN, kbar Shafei A, Ganji H. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2011; 6(1): 20-5.

Keywords

Apartment resident Individualsí relations Mental health Social solidarity

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