Volume 29, Number 3 (9-2005)                   Research in Medicine 2005, 29(3): 231-234 | Back to browse issues page


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Comparative investigation of self-concept between the freshman and senior students. Research in Medicine. 2005; 29 (3) :231-234
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-26-en.html

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Background: Entering university is a unique period in the youngs' life that may encompass great changes in their individual and social relations. The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-concept variations of students and its relationship with personal variants.

Methods : In this descriptive study, 111 freshman and 102 senior students were randomly selected from Faculty of Rehabilitation in Shaheed Beheshti University to answer the Roger's self-concept test. Data was analyzed by SPSS software and chi square test.

Results : Of 213 students, 13.1% had positive and 86.9% had negative self-concept. Results revealed that there was no significant association between marital status, age and gender with self-concept. Meanwhile, level of education did not influence self-concept.

Conclusions : The above-mentioned findings suggest further psychological evaluation and adequate counseling services to promote students mental health.

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Type of Study: General | Subject: General
Received: 2003/01/3

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