Religious Orientation and Suicidal Thoughts among Students

Malihe Beigzade, Motahare Pilevarzadeh


Background and Purpose: Students are one of the groups most at risk of suicide. Suicide of mental health priority issues to be considered by the World Health Organization. It seems that religious beliefs and religious beliefs are in direct contact with the mental health, Adaptive mechanisms to increase and improve the disorders caused by traumatic events in the cooker. The aim of this study was to assess religious orientation and suicide ideation in university students Jiroft was in 2014.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, 338 university students from different disciplines participated in Jiroft. Data collected by questionnaire Allport Religious Orientation Inventory and the Beck Suicidal thoughts were performed. Data spss software using descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (test-T, ANOVA, etc.) were analyzed.

Results: In this study, 3/76% of female and 23.7% male, mean age students (82/1 ± 68/20), respectively. 17.8% of students have had suicidal thoughts or severe low risk. There was no significant difference between gender and suicidal thoughts. (p = 0/16) But between religious orientation, there was a statistically significant association with suicidal ideation. (p=0/020)

Conclusion: Due to the necessity of further research on mental health Support and counseling for mental health screening program to include religious Educational and psychological tests for students of classes will be emphasized.


Suicidal Thoughts, Religious Orientation, Medical Students.

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