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Depression, anxiety, and stress among adolescents in Kuantan and its association with religiosity- a pilot study

Mohamad, Ahmad Safwan and Draman, Samsul and Md Aris, Mohd Aznan and Musa, Ramli and Mohd Rus, Razman and Malik, Maszlee (2018) Depression, anxiety, and stress among adolescents in Kuantan and its association with religiosity- a pilot study. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Special Issue 2). pp. 91-96.

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Abstract

Adolescence is a period of time when the development of personality and psychology is taking place. Studies have shown that religiosity can affect the mental health of a person. Many tools have been developed to assess religiosity of a person; one of them is the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith (SCSORF) scale. In this study, a translation and validation for SCSORF Malay Version (SCSORF-M) is done, and subsequently used to look for the association between religiosity and mental health in adolescents. Fifty questionnaire papers have been distributed to 50 students in secondary schools in district of Kuantan. The mean score for depression, anxiety, and stress are 5.83, 5.59, and 8.34 respectively. Only 10 (24.4%) have no depression, 9 (22%) have no anxiety, and 13 (31.7%) have no stress. The mean score for SCSORF-M scale was 35.3 (range 25-40). Family income has shown to correspond negatively with the depression, anxiety, and stress, while religiosity has shown to be correlating negatively with depression and stress, but positive correlation with anxiety. SCSORF-M has positive convergent correlation with Duke’s University Religiosity Index Malay Version (DUREL-M) in all domains. SCSORF-M has shown good Cronbach’s alpha value (0.84). In conclusion, religiosity is an important factor to contribute to the outcome of mental health among adolescents. SCSORF-M can be used as an assessment tool for religiosity.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6935/60775
Uncontrolled Keywords: religiosity, mental health, adolescents, Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith, Bahasa Melayu
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Samsul Draman
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2017 18:53
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 14:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60775

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