Volume 20, Issue 77 (Jul 2010)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2010, 20(77): 62-68 | Back to browse issues page

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Âlboukordi S, Noury R, Nikoosiyar Jahromi M, Fathollah Zahedian S. The Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Social Support with Depression in Male Prisoners. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2010; 20 (77) :62-68
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-701-en.html
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Background and purpose: The aim of this research was to assess the depression syndrome in male prisoners and its relationship with self-esteem and social support in a Shiraz-based prison.
Materials and methods: Ïn this correlational study, 82 male prisoners in Âdel Âbad prison in Shiraz were randomly selected and the Beck Depression Ïnventory, Çoopersmith self-esteem Questionnaire and Social Support Questionnaire were completed for them. Data was analyzed using Stepwise Multiple Regression and Pearson Çorrelation coefficient.
Results: %93.9 of prisoners had mild to severe depression and it was significant in relation with self-esteem and depression (P<0.001), however, the relationship between depression and social support was not significant. Results of multiple regression showed that self-esteem is a predictive factor for depression in prisoners (β=-0.505, P<0.001) while social support showed no significant relationship.
Çonclusion: Âccording to the high prevalence of depression syndrome in prisoners, it is suggested that providing psychological services may decrease the prevalence of depression in male prisoners.
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