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Khormaei F, Zareie F, Mahdiyar M, Farmani A. Role of patience and its components as moral constructs in predicting hope among university students. IJMEHM 2014; 7 (3) :58-68
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5386-en.html
1- Shiraz university; Shiraz, Iran
2- Clinical Psychology
3- Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
4- Tehran Payam Noor University, Tehran Iran , azamfarmani3@gmail.com
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Patience is a moral construct and is related to persistence, tolerance, restraint, contentment and transcendence in difficult and unpleasant situations. It can be discussed in the field of medical ethics and is related to many variables. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of patience and its components (transcendence, tolerance, contentment, persistence, and restraint) as moral constructs in predicting hope among university students.The study population of the present study consisted of all of the university students studying at Shiraz University. Three hundred and ninety university students were recruited via cluster sampling. The participants completed the patience scale and hope scale. According to the findings of the Pearson’s correlation test, patience and its components correlated positively and significantly with hope and its subscales (pathway and agency). Moreover, the total patience score effectively predicted the total hope score (β = 0.58, P ≤ 0.001), pathway (β = 0.52, P ≤ 0.001) and agency (β = 0.52, P ≤ 0.001). Transcendence, contentment, and persistence were important predictors of hope and its subscales. It can be concluded that reinforcing patience as one of the most important and valuable moral constructs can increase hope and lead to success. Thus, applying educational strategies of patience in order to curtail despair and promote hope among patients is recommended for clinicians working in the fields of psychology, health and medical ethics.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Ethics
Received: 2014/09/14 | Accepted: 2014/09/14 | Published: 2014/09/14

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