Volume 22, Issue 94 (12-2012)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2012, 22(94): 91-98 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and purpose: Depression and social phobia are common psychiatric disorders. The main objective of this study was to study of relationship between social problem-solving and depression and social phobia among students. Materials and methods: In this correlational- descriptive study, 403 (245female and 158 male) from Islamic Azad university, Azadshahr branch were selected through stratified random sampling method. In order to collect the data, were used The Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (Short Form), Beck Depression Inventory, and Social Phobia Inventory. Data were analyzed through SPSS-13, Pearson's correlation, t test and analysis of Variance (AN0VA). Results: Data analysis showed significant relationship between social problem solving ability and Social Phobia and depression (P<0.001). There was a significant difference among the students with low, medium and high social problem- solving ability. The students who had high ability in solving social problems had less depression and social phobia (P<0.001). Conclusion: Social problem solving ability can decrease the depression and social phobia among university students. Teaching this skill will lead to promoting the level of mental health of university students.
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