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The examination of the relation between social responsibility and mental health of the immigrants: the city of Tabbas

Author(s): Golmorad Moradi | Daruosh Boostani | Mohammadreza Hematifar

Journal: Journal of Applied Sociology
ISSN 2008-5745

Volume: 45;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Mental Health | Responsibility | Immigrants | logistic Regression | Depression | Stress | Anxiety

Mental or physical health is heavily depends on the social responsibility of immigrants. Since the Tabbas city attracted many immigrants from surrounding especially rural areas, this study aims to analyze the relationship between social responsibility and mental health of the immigrants by using logistic regression. The research method is survey and structured questionnaire utilized as the tool. Population was the immigrants of Tabas. The sample under study were 200 immigrants. To achieve validity, formal validity and factor analysis were utilized, and Cronbach’s Alpha was used for reliability of the tool. Statistical techniques were compare mean, correlation coefficient and test of research model propelled by logistic regression. Research results shows the means of the mental health in dimension of physical is 26.94, dimension of disruption equal with 25.23, in the stress dimension is 20.16 and social function is 31.50. The statistics available in the table indicate that the mean of the dimensions of mental health according F-test significant. Also Research results show that five variables such as residence situation, social responsibility, education, marital status and social class entered in the logistic regression equation model. The Beta equation for five variables; marital status (B=.27), social responsibility (B=.62), residence situation (B=.12), education (B=.19), age (B=.17) were significant and could have an important role in prediction of immigrants mental health.

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