Report Of Relationship Between Goal Orientation, Hope and Optimism with Mental Health

Parastoo Pour Razavi, Hossein Boroomand


The purpose of the current research was to investigate the relationship between goal orientation, hope, optimism and mental health in students. This research was fundamental in nature and utilized a causal-comparative statistical approach, with the population consisting of all Iranian university students during the 2021-2022 academic year. A sample of 3040 male and female students were selected using a multistage random sampling method. Data was collected using the SCL-25, Goal Orientation Scale, Hope to Life Scale and Optimism Questionnaire. The data was analyzed using multivariable regression analysis, which revealed that predictor variables (goal orientation, hope to life, and optimism) were significantly related to mental health. Specifically, goal orientation (2.9%), hope to life (33%) and optimism (14%) were found to be significant predictors of mental health. These findings suggest that having hope for the future, a positive goal orientation, and an optimistic outlook are important factors for maintaining good mental health among students. Overall, this study highlights the significance of these factors in promoting mental well-being among students.


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