Document Type : Research Paper




Introduction: The aim of present study was to investigate the relationship among religious commitment, forgiveness styles, unforgiveness, and rumination with mental health in Esfahan University's students.
Method: A sample of 200 students (only women) of Esfahan University was randomly selected to complete the following questionnaires: the Religious Commitment Inventory (RCI), the Forgiveness Scale, the Transgression Related Interpersonal Motivations Scale, the Rumination about an Interpersonal Offense Scale and Health Survey. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation and stepwise regression analysis.
Results: The results showed that there is a significant relationship among mental health with religious commitment, forgiveness styles, unforgiveness, and rumination. The results found a significant relationship between rumination, revenge motive, social intentions, positive emotions, and age with mental health (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that mental health has a significant relationship with rumination, age and especially internal commitment as a component of religious commitment. Therefore, providing proper basis so as to improve religious commitment, forgiveness ability and controlling ruminations, could lead to increase the students' mental health.
Key words: Religious commitment, Unforgiveness, Forgiveness Styles, General Health