Document Type : Original Article
1. Ph.D. student in educational psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
2*.Corresponding author, Associate professor in educational psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between Islamic life style and total psychological well-being. Method: The research method was correlational and the statistical population included 1200 undergraduate students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Among them 305 students were selected via multistage cluster sampling. N was chosen in accordance with Krejcie & Morgan’s table (1970). The following questionnaires were completed by all participants: The Islamic lifestyle questionnaires Kaviani (2009) and Ryff’s psychological well-being questionnaire Ryff (1995). Multiple regression analysis was used to analyze the data. Findings: Findings showed that among different dimensions of Islamic life style (b=0.13, p=0.050), only internal properties and social dimensions could (b=-0.22, p=0.004) significantly predict psychological well-being and although other dimensions of Islamic life style were not significant predictors of total psychological well-being, all except the autonomy dimension, significantly predicted other psychological well-being dimensions, including self-acceptance, positive relations with others, environmental dominance, Purposeful life, and personal growth. Conclusion: Since improvement of Islamic life style is associated with increased psychological well-being, it is suggested that teaching and promoting aspects of Islamic life style to the young and providing strategies to internalize religious beliefs, may result in more life satisfaction and the promotion of well-being.