The relationship between resiliency, Internal Cohesion and Positive Psychological states in Male and Female Students of Mashhad Farhangian University: A Path Analysis Model


  • Vahid Nessai, Ali Farnam, Farhad Kahrazeey, Mohammadali Fardin


Positive psychological states, adaptability, resilience, internal cohesion


The aim of the present study was to predict resilience, internal cohesion, and individual adjustment according to the components of positive psychology in male and female students of Farhangian University of Mashhad in 2009-2010 and to determine the relationship between these variables. In this study, 314 students (182 males and 132 females) were selected by cluster random sampling method and the questionnaires of positive psychological states (Rajaei, Khoynejad, Nisaei, 2012), adaptation (Bell, 1961), resilience (Connor and Davidson, 2003) and the Internal Cohesion Questionnaire (Kimiaei, Arqbaei, Jozi, 2013) were administered to them. The data of this research were statistically analyzed by path analysis method using AMOS software. The results showed that the path of explaining cohesion based on resilience has become significant with the mediating role of the components of trust in God and gratitude. It can be said that these findings indicate the need to pay attention to positive psychological states in explaining the behavioral, cognitive and emotional levels of students