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The Assessment of the Impact of the Encounter of Scientific Index of Happiness on the Reduction of Depression Symptoms. JRUMS 2012; 11 (6) :513-520
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Background and Objectives: Deprestion is a dibilitating disorder which causes meny social and health problems for the people. This research was done to asses the impact of encounter to scientific indexes of happiness on the reduction of depression symptoms.
Materials and Methods: This experimental design research was done in accordance to pre-test and past-test design with a control group. The primal sample of this research were 150 students of Kerman  Bahonar university that had been choosen by multistage clustering. Beck depression Questionnaire was given to them as pre test and the rate of participant's depression was assessed. Then 60 participants were chosen and randomly assigned to the control and experimental group. After that Beck depression Questionnaire (BDI-II)‚ gratitude Questionnaire (GQ-6)‚ kindness Questionnaire and forgiveness Questionnaire (TRIM-12) were applied for the two groups. Eight training sessions were organized for the experimental group and 3 free discussion sessions for the control group. At the end of sessions Beck depression Questionnaire( BDI-II)‚ gratitude Questionnaire (GQ-6)‚ kindness Questionnaire and forgiveness Questionnaire (TRIM-12) were performed for both groups.
Results: The results indicated that unconscious encounter to visual and audile provocatives about scientific indexes of happiness, forgiveness‚ gratitude and unconditional kindness didnot have any meaningful effects on the reduction of depression while the training sessions about scientific indexes of happiness (forgiveness‚ gratitude and unconditional kindness) had meaningful effects on the reduction of depression.
Conclusion: The results shows that changes in students’ depression scores were due to encounter to independent variables (encounter to scientific indexes of happiness). Based on the research results‚ it can be cocluded that encounter to scientific indexes of happiness(forgiveness‚ gratitude‚ unconditional kindness) can have agreat effect on the reduction of depression.
Key words: Depression‚ Forgiveness‚ Gratitude‚ Unconditional kindness student
 
Funding: This research was funded by researcher’s personal fund.
Conflict of interest: None declared.
Ethical approval: The Ethics committee of Kerman University of Medical Sciences approved the study.
 
How to cite this article: Sivandi M, Abdollahi AH. The Assessment of the Impact of the Encounter of Scientific Index of Happiness on the Reduction of Depression Symptoms. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2013; 11(6): 513-22. [Farsi]
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2020/05/10 | Accepted: 2020/05/10 | Published: 2020/05/10

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