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heidarnia M A, sorabi rad T, azagoshab E. Assessment of Happiness in Medical Students (basic courses) in Shahid Beheshti Medical University 1391-1392. Research in Medicine. 2016; 40 (2) :86-89
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-1519-en.html

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Background and Aims: Students, especially medical students are in position which is full of psychic and physical stresses and also they have important  roles in future society because of this, without self confident and low happiness state of these students have chronic undesirable effects on society health. So, it was important to measure their happiness level and do something if needed. According to the importance of this issue, this research was performed to determine happiness level among medical students of 2-6 semesters in Shaheed Beheshti Medical University.

Methods: Trouhg a cross sectional study, 201 of medical students were randomly selected. Data were collected by using Oxford Happiness Questionnaire. Data were analized using  t-student test and ANOVA.

Results: The mean scores of happiness among medical students stimated 4.27 and of male and female students were 4.18 and 4.38, respectively. The mean scores of happiness among students living in dormitory and other students were 4.19 and 4.30 respectively. There were not statistically significant relationships between level of happiness by gender, habitancy. The mean score of happiness among different semesters showed that in semester 2, this score is the lowest (4.12) and in semester 6 is the highest (4.58).

Conclusion: This research showed that there was not relationship between level of happiness by gender, habitancy and state of origin. The level of happiness in the early semesters was lower than the late semesters. 

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Community Medicine
Received: 2015/12/15 | Accepted: 2016/07/25 | Published: 2016/10/11

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