Association Between Religiosity and Happiness Among a Group of Muslim Undergraduate Students


The association between religiosity and happiness has been the focus of much recent research. The majority of them report a positive correlation between a religious attitude and behavior and the level of happiness. However, different findings have been reported. The aim of the current study was to test link between religiosity and happiness among a group of undergraduate Muslim students. Two hundred and seventy-one health-related students agreed to participate and completed Oxford Happiness Index and a religious belief questionnaire. It was found that higher score on religious belief was significantly linked to the level of happiness (r = .256, P = .01). The result confirms that individuals with a more religious attitude experience more happiness. The result of this study should be considered in programs designed to improve overall well-being of university students.

DOI: 10.1007/s10943-011-9484-6

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@article{Sahraian2011AssociationBR, title={Association Between Religiosity and Happiness Among a Group of Muslim Undergraduate Students}, author={Ali Mohammad Sahraian and Abdullah Gholami and Ali Javadpour and Benafsheh Omidvar}, journal={Journal of Religion and Health}, year={2011}, volume={52}, pages={450-453} }