A Study of the Status of Students’ Social Health at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and the Role of Demographic Variables VC10-VC14
Mr. Arash Ziapour,
Students Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
Inroduction: Given the significance of social health among people from all walks of life in societies, paying attention to the status of studentsâ€™ social health is of the essence.
Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the status of studentsâ€™ social health at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and the role of demographic variables in 2016.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, the statistical population comprised of 400 students from different majors in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences who were selected through multi-stage cluster sampling. For data collection, an instrument comprising the demographic questions and Keyes social health questionnaire was utilised. To analyse data, the independent t-test and one-way ANOVA were employed in the SPSS Statistics software version 23.0.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of students' social health measured (3.27Â±0.59). Moreover, the highest mean score of social health dimensions was related to social contribution (3.36Â±0.69), and the lowest mean score was related to social integration (3.20Â±0.68). The social health of male students (3.33Â±0.55) was higher than that of female students (2.25Â±0.66). In addition, there was a significant relationship between the demographic variables and the total scores of social health components (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the present study demonstrated that the status of studentsâ€™ social health was at a favourable and good level at Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences. It is hoped that the results of the present study pave the way for improving the dimensions of studentsâ€™ social health. Therefore, it is suggested that workshops and training courses be considered for strengthening the social health of students more and more by the planners of the University of Medical Sciences.