The goal of current research was to assess the relation of religious orientation and happiness in Karate male athletes. Method of current studious research was a description of integration type. 80people of the male Karate athletes, having average age of 27 years were the current research's statistical sample, selected randomly among those athletes who participated in qualifying competitions in Ardebil province in 2013. Studied athletes had 5-6 years of experience at national championships. Data collection tools included Alport's (1950) religious orientation and Oxford's (1993) happiness questionnaires. To analyze the data, descriptive statistics was used and for hypothesis tests the correlation coefficients of pirson and regression was used step by step. The spss software, Version 22, is used for analyzing the data. The results of this research represented that there is no significant relation between the religious orientation and happiness (P >0.05). But the correlation between extrinsic religious orientation resulted in 0.001 which is not significant, and initial results of regression variance analysis also showed, that both intrinsic and extrinsic variables of religious orientation are not capable of predicting the happiness, and likewise, in the second step the research showed that the religious orientation together with its dimensions predict 44 percent of happiness variance for athletes in total.
KeywordsIntrinsic religious orientation Extrinsic religious orientation Male Karate athletes
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