Marginalization and Social Health Disorders (Field Study: East Mazandaran Youth)

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student in Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran

3 Department of Social Sciences, Dehaghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dehaghan, Iran



Social health as a complex phenomenon is a combination of mental, individual and collective health that potentially has a significant impact on the environment. Now, no matter how happy and healthy this environment is, it will make the citizens, especially the youth, have a proper motivation, and as a result, the society will be happy and healthy. Marginalization as a growing environment after the mass migration of young people to urban society, especially large cities. Therefore, this study intends to scientifically investigate the impact of marginalization on the basic components of youth social health in East Mazandaran. The research method is quantitative, survey and the statistical population includes young people living in the eastern suburbs of Mazandaran province. Using the table and based on cluster and simple random sampling method, 384 people were selected as the sample size. The research tool was a questionnaire that was analyzed with Spss software version 22.        Marginalization has a positive effect on the components of youth social health (tendency to violence, mental disorders, feelings of social insecurity, social isolation, social distrust and social alienation). Also, the results of one-variable regression test indicate that marginalization was able to explain 30% of the variance of youth social health variable. This means that the social health of marginalized youth is endangered by 30%.


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