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Iran South Med J 2015, 18(4): 786-799 Back to browse issues page
Meta-analysis of the relationship between psychosocial indexes with mental health
Ayaub Faizy 1, Javad Mesrabadi2, Koisan Mohamadian3, Amane Agh Atabay3
1- Department of Educational Research, Faculty of Education and psychology, Azerbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran , Faizy.edu@gmail.com
2- Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education and psychology, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran
3- Department of Educational Research, Faculty of Education and psychology, Azerbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran
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Background: The expansion of studies that done in the demand of effective factors such as social factors on mental health provides the ground work for the combination of these studies. So, this meta-analysis was implemented to determine the summary effect size of the relationship between social indexes and mental health measures Material and Methods: The method used in this study is a Meta-Analysis. To achieve above aim used of quantitative findings from 46 studies, that computed 77 effect sizes from these. The studies that were used in this study collected from databases such as magiran, noormags, Scientific Information Database and proceeding articles that published in the Seminars of college student’s Mental Health. After reviewing the inclusion and exclusion criteria, the correlation effect sizes in selected studies were analyzed with the CMA2 software. In this study, were calculated both random and fixed models, that selected random model, according to the results of the heterogeneity analysis of the Q and I2 factors. Results: The results showed that the combinational effect size of the studies obtained 0.139, after eliminated 10 effect sizes. The combined effect size of studies was calculated low based on Cohen's criteria. Also, the results of heterogeneity analysis indicated that there are moderating variables in the studies. The evidence of this meta-analysis associated with prior theoretical and empirical foundations, indicates the relationship between social support and mental health. Conclusion: According to the results of this meta-analysis for successful mental health programs due to cultural and social issues will be necessary.

Keywords: Social indexes, mental health, Meta-analysis, effect size
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2015/09/12 | Accepted: 2015/09/12 | Published: 2015/09/12
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Faizy A, Mesrabadi J, Mohamadian K, Agh Atabay A. Meta-analysis of the relationship between psychosocial indexes with mental health. Iran South Med J. 2015; 18 (4) :786-799
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