The mediating role of time perspective in the relationship between religious orientation and quality of life

Mohammadi, Mahsa and Danesh, Esmat and Taghiloo, Sadegh (2017) The mediating role of time perspective in the relationship between religious orientation and quality of life. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 20 (1). pp. 75-86.

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Abstract

Introduction: The present study was aimed at determining some predictors of quality of life and according to previous theories and studies, a model was designed which time perspective mediates the relationship between religious orientation and quality of life. Materials and Methods: In the present study which uses the correlative method and structural equation modeling, 412 students from 10 colleges of Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, participated and completed Allport religious orientation scale, Zimbardo time perspective inventory, and WHO-QOL BREF. Data analyzed by structural equation modeling using SPSS and AMOS software. Results: Findings demonstrate that religious orientation subscales have an indirect significant correlation with quality of life and time perspective mediates this relationship. Intrinsic religious orientation, positively, and extrinsic religious orientation, negatively, predict the quality of life. Three subscales of time perspective including past positive, present hedonistic and future, positively, and two other subscales called past negative and present fatalistic, negatively predict the quality of life. Further, intrinsic religious orientation has positive correlations with past positive and future and negative correlations with past negative and present fatalistic; extrinsic religious orientation has positive correlations with past negative, present hedonistic and present fatalistic and a negative correlation with future. Â Conclusion: The results indicate that unlike extrinsic religious orientation, intrinsic religious orientation has a positive correlation with ideal time perspective and quality of life; therefore, it is possible to improve students' quality of life, by reinforcing their intrinsic religious orientation, through a series of psychological workshops in university.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 07:02
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 07:02
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9444

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