Document Type : Research Article (s)


1 Department of Psychology, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, IR Iran

2 Department of Psychiatry, Children and Adolescent Bahonar Hospital, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, IR Iran

3 Department of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IR Iran

4 Institute for Cognitive and Brain sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IR Iran

5 Department of Clinical Psychology, Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IR.Iran


Background: Adolescence is a crucial stage of life during which a person faces primary cognitive and structural changes.
Objectives: In this study, we seek to investigate the relationship between resilience and coping styles with mental health in first grade high school students from Ardabil, Iran.
Materials and Methods: We used a multistage random sampling method to select 100 first grade high school students from Ardabil. The participants were asked to complete the Conner-Davidson Resilience Scale, the Coping style questionnaire and the 28 item General Health questionnaire. Pearson correlation and multiple regressions were performed for data analysis.
Results: There was a significant statistical relationship between resilience and coping styles with mental health (p < 0.01). In addition, the findings demonstrated that resilience and problem-oriented coping might significantly predict the mental health of adolescents. These findings might prove that resilience could be one of the best predictors of mental health in this study's target group of students.
Conclusions: Findings of this study imply the crucial role of resilience and coping styles in mental health of adolescents. In other words, relationship between mental health and coping styles is taken into consideration due to the mediating effect of coping on perception and reaction towards environmental stress pressures. Schools play a key role in shaping the future of adolescents. In Iran, the youth constitute a significantly huge percent of our society, therefore attempts to enhance mental health in adolescents is one of the most important duties of any educational organization, particularly schools.