An Investigation of the Life Quality Indices for Improving the Mental Health of the Citizens of Kaleybar in Iran

Authors(4) :-Hossein Hataminejad, Ahmed Yahaya Abdul, Ebrahim Farhadi, Fatema Hossaini

Analyzing different levels of citizens’ satisfaction using quantitative methods has a pivotal role in the process of urban planning. Measuring the level of satisfaction with life quality is complicated and at the same time under the influence of many factors. Therefore, for investigating more closely the issue, first, we reviewed the history of the life quality and the definitions of life quality provided by different scholars through a geographical perspective. The indices used to measure the life quality and the main approaches to life quality were also taken into consideration. The approach taken here is an American one. To predict the mental health of the citizens of Kaleybar, the citizens were asked to fill in the GHQ-28 (General Health Questionnaire) and then the WHOQOL-BREF (The World Health Organization Quality of Life) questionnaire to have an understanding of their mental health and life quality indices. The data collected were analyzed using Multiple Regression Analysis to determine the effect of life quality indices on the mental health of the citizens.

Authors and Affiliations

Hossein Hataminejad
Geography and Urban Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Ahmed Yahaya Abdul
Department of Architecture, School of Environmental Sciences, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
Ebrahim Farhadi
Geography and Urban Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Fatema Hossaini
Geography and Urban Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Life Quality, Index, Mental Health, Multiple Regression Analysis.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-03-05
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 571-581
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1621147
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Hossein Hataminejad, Ahmed Yahaya Abdul, Ebrahim Farhadi, Fatema Hossaini, " An Investigation of the Life Quality Indices for Improving the Mental Health of the Citizens of Kaleybar in Iran, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.571-581, January-February-2016.
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