Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

2 Health Promotion Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran


BACKGROUND: Happiness is one of the main components of mental health that plays an important
role in promoting people’s health. This study aimed to investigate the status of happiness in students
of Iran University of Medical Sciences and its relationship with students’ attitudes toward the field of
education and the future of career in 2017.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross‑sectional study was performed on 500 students of Iran
University of Medical Sciences The data collection tool was a questionnaire consisting of three
parts: demographic information, Oxford Happiness Inventory; A questionnaire was used to measure
students’ attitudes about their career future, which was completed by students of Iran University
of Medical Sciences. In order to analyze the data, SPSS software version 24 and descriptive and
analytical statistics were used.
RESULTS: Findings showed that 72% of students had a good level of happiness. There is also a
significant relationship between happiness and attitude toward the field of study. According to the
results, there is a significant relationship between the career future and the amount of happiness.
There was a significant relationship between gender and happiness
CONCLUSION: The study findings show that, by planning correctly in determining the fields of
education and ensuring the future of the job, happiness can be improved among students. Therefore,
it is recommended that the authorities take the students with the correct needs assessment in the
field of business education in the field of study.


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