Volume 8, Issue 2 (11-2002)                   IJPCP 2002, 8(2): 33-39 | Back to browse issues page

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Shoja’ian R, Zamani Monfared A. The Relation Between Use of Prayers, Mental Health, and Job Performance Among Technical Workers of Tehran Ammunition Industries. IJPCP. 2002; 8 (2) :33-39
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Objectives: This study was designed to investigate the relation between use of prayers, mental health, and job performance among the technical workers of Tehran ammunition Industries Group in Tehran.

Method: The subjects, 304 men were randomly selected. The average age of subjects was 38.9 years and their average years of service was 18. Most of the subjects (42.1%) had primary education. The data were collected through GHQ- 28, a prayer questionnaire,  and a job performance questionnaire. Through descriptive statistical methods, Pearson Product Moment Correlation, t-tests and one-tail ANOVA, data were further analyzed.

Findings: The findings showed that a significant relation exists between the use of prayers and mental health among the subjects an increase in the use of prayers resulted in the increase in mental health level. Moreover, the use of prayers showed a significant relation with Anxiety and Depression sub-scales of General Health Questionnaire. In other words, increased use of prayers was accompanied by reduced scores of anxiety and depression.

Results: There is a relation between prayers and mental health. However, there is niether a relation between prayers and job performance, nor between job performance and mental health.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/11/1

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