The comparison of lifestyle aspects and spiritual growth among students audience of satellite and television at Kohdasht universities in 2015

  • Foroozan Gharee Department of Counseling, branch of Arak, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran.
  • Rahim Hamidy pour Department of Education, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Anahita khodabakhshi koolaee Department of Counseling And psychology, Human Science Faculty, Khatam University, Tehran, Iran.


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Background and Objectives: The Satellite is in the position of emerging cultural evolution and it impacts on lifestyle and culture in various types. The aim of current study is to comparison of lifestyle aspects and spiritual growth among satellite and television audiences’ students.

Materials and Methods: The sample of current research includes 52 viewers and 48 non-viewer of satellite. They were selected through available consecutive sampling in Kohdasht city from male and female student of Human Department of Azad, Payame Noor and Applied Science and Technology universities in 2014-2015. They respond to two research instruments such as; lifestyle Questionnaire (Lali et al. 2012), Spiritual assessment inventory (Hall & Edwards, 1996). The analysis of data was done through independent t test using SPSS 18 software.

Results: The results indicated that the spirituality’ total score is significant difference in subscales of realistic acceptance, instability and disappointment (p<0.05). In addition, there is no difference between two groups in total scores of lifestyle (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Findings revealed that satellite programs could influence on spirituality in society. Therefore, it should implement an effective strategy to decrease the devastating effects of the satellite.

Keywords: Lifestyle, Spirituality Growth, Satellite Program, Students

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