عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study is the standardization of National Mental Health Scale as a screening tool for mental health. In this study 5500 students were selected using a relative stratified sampling from large universities of the country and completed the current tool with another tools. Research tools were: Life Satisfaction Scale (LSS) (Diener et.al, 1985), Life Orientation Test (LOT) (Scheier & Carver, 1985), Spirituality Wellbeing Scale (SWS) (Elison & Palotsian, 1982), Mental Health Inventory (MHI) )Veit & Ware, 1983), Symptom Checklist- 25 (SCL- 25) (Najarian & Dawoudi, 2000), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ- 28) (Taghavi, 2000). Results of Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis indicate the existence of eight factors of positive emotions and well-being, depression, anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, sleep disturbances and educational depression on the scale. Criterion validity and reliability of subscales were adequate. Subscales internal consistency coefficients were attained between 0.74 to 0.91. So it can be concluded that National Scale of Students Mental Health has adequate reliability and validity and may be used for mental health evaluation of students community.