University of Sargodha (Mianwali sub-campus), Pakistan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Sargodha (Mianwali sub-campus), Pakistan (email@example.com)
University of Sargodha (Mianwali sub-campus), Pakistan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The aim of present research was to investigate the relationship among religiosity, psychological distress and mental wellbeing. The current study was conducted on a purposive sample of undergraduates and graduates taken from University of Sargodha, Mianwali sub-campus and Chashma city (n = 100). The sample comprised of male (n = 50) and female (n = 50). In order to measure religiosity, psychological distress and mental wellbeing, English version of Centrality of Religiosity Scale (Huber & Huber, 2012), Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (Kessler et al., 2002), and The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (Tennant, Hiller, & Platt, 2007) were used respectively. Linear regression analysis portrayed that religiosity is significant positive predictor of mental wellbeing while religiosity appeared as a non-significant correlate of psychological distress. Data analysis also revealed that mental well-being is significant negative predictor of Psychological distress. Moreover, the analysis revealed that the mean scores for the females significantly higher on religiosity and psychological distress. While non-significant gender differences were found in mental wellbeing.
Keywords: religiosity; psychological distress; mental wellbeing; purposive; predictor