Seideh Madineh Ghasemnegad1*,Hamideh Hakimi2 and Maryam Alsadat Motahari3

1MSc in Nursing,Department of Nursing, Lahijan Branch,Islamic Azad University, Lahijan,Iran. 2 PhD Student in Nursing,Department of Nursing,Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan,Iran. 3 MSc in Nursing,Department of Nursing,Lahijan Branch,Islamic Azad University, Lahijan,Iran.

Received on 01 April 2016 and accepted on 17 May 2016



This study aimed to determine the relationship between leisure time activities and depression among nursing students in Islamic Azad University, Lahijan Branch. The kind of study is descriptive-correlative. Data collection tool in this study is questionnaire. Questionnaires include demographic inventory, Beck’s Depression Inventory and free time questionnaire. The population included in this study are nursing students of Islamic Azad University, Lahijan branch who 300 samples were selected by simple random sampling method. The results showed that 54.7% of samples had no activity in leisure time and 45.3% of samples had leisure time activities. 38 percent of students had mild depression, 17.3 percent suffered from moderate depression and 3.4% had severe depression and 41.3% of them had no depression, i.e. how they pass their leisure time and depression had no significant statistical relationship with each other. Also, it was found that there is a significant relationship between passing leisure time and depression only with place of living variable p<0/05. Due to the sensitivity of students and young people to choose the type of spending leisure and reducing subsequent problems, serious and pre-programmed planning should be done by the management of relevant officials.

Keywords :

 leisure time, depression, relationship, student.