:: Volume 14, Issue 4 (Winter 2013) ::
J Mil Med 2013, 14(4): 279-284 Back to browse issues page
Mental Health and Its Relationship with Job Burnout and Life Satisfaction in Staff at a Military University
Hossin Salimi, Esfandiar Azadmarzabadi *, Mahmod Abedi Darzi
Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Baqiyatallh University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , esfandearazad@yahoo.com
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Aims: The importance of attention to military forces’ mental health is an obvious case which is as important as supplying weapons, equipment, and military tactics in the battle field. Accordingly the present study was an attempt to investigate mental health status and its relationship with job burnout and life satisfaction in military personnel. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study carried out in 2010 on 250 personnel of a military university. Data was collected using Symptom Checklist-90-Revised, Moslesh Job Exhaustion Questionnaire, and Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (SWLS). Results: Significant relationships were observed between marriage status and psychosis, phobia, aggression, anxiety, depression, obsessive or compulsive and physical problems, and extra questions, but the relationship was not found significant for paranoid thoughts, interpersonal relationship sensitivity, and marital status. There was a significant relationship between personnel’s military rank and psychosis, phobia, aggression, anxiety, paranoid thoughts, interpersonal relationship sensitivity, depression, obsessive-compulsive, physical problems, and extra question category. On the basis of findings, there was a meaningful relationship between life satisfaction and mental health. Conclusion: There is a meaningful relationship between personnel’s mental health and their job burnout as well as life satisfaction. As such, taking care of these factors is of utmost importance.
Keywords: Mental Health, Job Burnout, Life Satisfaction, Military Forces, SCL90
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2012/04/8 | Accepted: 2013/08/4 | Published: 2013/08/4

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