RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION AND MENTAL HEALTH: A STUDY WITH TURKISH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS


Kuyel N., Cesur S. , ELLISON C. G.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, cilt.110, ss.535-546, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 110 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2466/02.09.pr0.110.2.535-546
  • Dergi Adı: PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.535-546

Özet

The present study examined the relationship between religious orientation and mental health symptoms among Turkish students. A total of 341 undergraduate students between the ages of 18 and 26 completed the Brief Symptom Inventory and Age Universal Intrinsic-Extrinsic Scale. Extrinsic orientation was found to be correlated positively with symptoms of anxiety and depression. There were also significant correlations between hostility scores and both intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientations. Patterns were similar to those reported previously, but correlations were mostly in the .10-.14 range. In multiple-regression models, extrinsic orientation emerged as the only significant predictor for hostility, anxiety, and depression; however, only 2% of the variance was explained.