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CORRELATION AMONG RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION, MENTAL HEALTH AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT HIGHER EDUCATIONAL LEVEL

Asif Iqbal, , Hadi Bux
The Scholar Islamic Academic Research Journal , Volume 5, pp 40-54; doi:10.29370/siarj/issue9ar9

Abstract: The association between mental health and religious orientation is most researched field of clinical psychology. Over the years, the researchers and practitioners try their bet to cope the remedies in human life. The current study is an intention to trace factors responsible for performance among university students and to find the correlation between mental health and religious orientation. It was a descriptive study with survey method. Three hundred scholars from different departments of University of Education Faisalabad campus were selected randomly. The questionnaire named, Religious Orientation and Mental Health Survey [ROMHS] was used. The Cronbach Alpha values of intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientations were .861 and .845 respectively as well as mental health .863. The findings revealed significant and strong relationship among intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientations and mental health. Male students had higher extrinsic religious orientations and mental health than females. It was found that about 81% of academic achievement score of university students was influenced by religious orientation and mental health. It was suggested to provide better mental health and positive religious orientation to enhance academic achievement of scholars in higher educational institutions.
Keywords: survey / Extrinsic Religious / mental health and religious orientation

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