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Afshani S A, Shiri Mohammadabad H. The Relationship between Religiosity and Social Health among Women in the City of Yazd . payavard. 2017; 11 (S1) :66-74
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1- Associate Professor, Coorporation and Social Welfare Department, School of Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran , afshanialireza@yazd.ac.ir
2- Master of Sciences Student in Sociology, Sociology Department, School of Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
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Background and Aim: Religiosity through building spiritual balance and give a sense of belonging to the individuals causes them to earn great social support in dealing with problems and this provide grounds for improving social health. The aim of this research was to study the relationship between religiosity and social health of women in the city of Yazd.
Materials and Methods: The present research was a cross-sectional survey study. The population under the study included all women (aged 18-60 years old) in the city of Yazd in the year of 2014. The sample size of 228 respondents was determined based on Cochran formula selected through Probability Proportionate to Size Sampling (PPS) technique. Data were collected based on social health and religiosity standard questionnaire. Data analysis was done through SPSS software using such descriptive statistics as mean, standard deviation, minimum and maximum as well as at the inferential statistics using Pearson correlation coefficient, and linear regression.
Results: Pearson correlation coefficient between each dimension of religiosity scale and social health were: as follows religious belief (r=0.187), religious 
feeling (r=0.133), religious effects (r=0.272), religious practice (r=0.118) and religious knowledge (r=0.282), and were statistically significant.
Conclusion: The results show that there was a significant and direct correlation between religiosity and social health that is with the increase in religiosity, social health increases.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2017/09/19 | Accepted: 2017/09/19 | Published: 2017/09/19

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