Social Problem Solving Ability Predicts Mental Health Among Undergraduate Students

Mansour Ranjbar, Ali Asghar Bayani, Ali Bayani


Background: The main objective of this study was predicting student’s mental health using social problem solving- ability.

Methods: In this correlational- descriptive study, 369 (208 female and 161 male) from, Mazandaran University of Medical Science were selected through stratified random sampling method. In order to collect the data, the social problem solving inventory-revised and general health questionnaire were used. Data were analyzed through SPSS-19, Pearson’s correlation, t test, and stepwise regression analysis.

Results: Data analysis showed significant relationship between social problem solving ability and mental health (P < 0.01). Social problem solving ability was significantly associated with the somatic symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, social dysfunction and severe depression (P < 0.01).

Conclusions: The results of our study demonstrated that there is a significant correlation between social problem solving ability and mental health.

Keywords: General health, mental health, social problem solving, student

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