Study of Factors Affecting Mental Health Status of Young People Aged Over 18 Years Old Living in Ahvaz City, Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Shahid Chamran University, Iran

2 Faculty Member of Payam-e Nour University, Iran

3 Faculty Member of Payam Nour-e University, Iran


This article aims to study factors affecting mental health of young people in Ahvaz City. These Factors are social adjustment, social intimacy and social support. This study is a survey and Questionnaire is used for data collection. Population was young people aged over 18 years old Living in Ahvaz city located in Iran and the method of sampling is multistage random this research, using Cochran's formula, for The population of this study, with a error level of 5% and 95% confidence level, a sample size of 384 was calculated. To compensate for unusable and incomplete questionnaires, 400 questionnaires were distributed and 371 questionnaires were delivered. Inferential statistics results showed that the relationship between mental health and social adjustment was significant (Sig. =0.000, R=0.781). Also, between social support variable and mental health there was a significant relationship (Sig. =0.043, R=0.613) While a significant relationship was not found between mental health and social intimacy (Sig. =0.059, R=-0.00134). In continue, stepwise regression analysis was carried out by entering 2 variables in the equation, as a result, a total of 61.9% of the mental health level was explained.