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Bagherinejad F, Khayyer M, Kazemi S, Samani S. Investigating the Role of Religious Orientation in Mental Health: A Review of Educational Studies. Iranian Evolutionary and Educational Psychology 2020; 2 (4) :301-308
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1- PhD Student, Department of Educational Psychology, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran
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The present study has qualitatively reviewed the association between religious orientation and mental health in educational setting. This research is a review study that has been done by reviewing about fifteen citations. In this paper, we review the religious orientation literature, with a focus on educational contexts. Searches of relevant databases and reference lists were used to source articles for this narrative review. Evidence regarding religious orientation variable associated with educational researches is discussed. In general, there are two internal and external dimensions in the discussion of religious orientation, and each of which determines how people interact with the world around them. People with an internal religious orientation are those in whom religiosity is the highest motivation and belief in God is the basis of their actions and behavior. They worship God not only out of a desire to achieve something, but their goal is to give thanks to God. People with an external religious orientation may use religion in different ways to achieve their personal goals. They either do not firmly believe in their religious beliefs or choose and shape them according to their needs. These people have a utilitarian approach and view religion as a meaningful source of social status. In other words, instead of giving themselves over to religious teachings, these people define religion in terms of their personality and needs. Further research to understand and expand the literature about association between religious orientation and mental health in educational context would be beneficial.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Educational Psychology
Received: 2020/07/22 | Accepted: 2020/09/11 | Published: 2020/11/30

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