The Impact of Fasting on the Psychological Well-Being of Muslim Graduate Students

  • Ali Asghar BayaniEmail author
  • Robabeh Esmaeili
  • Ghorbanali Ganji
Original Paper


The main objective of this research was to evaluate the impact of fasting on the psychological well-being of Muslim graduate students. In a single-group pretest posttest research design, students who intended to fast in the month of Ramadan were asked to respond to a psychological well-being scale and its subscales before and after the end of fasting month of Ramadan. Findings show that fasting led to the promotion of overall psychological well-being, self-acceptance, autonomy, positive relations, environmental mastery, and personal growth among students who fasted in this month.


Fasting Psychological well-being Muslim Students 


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Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all participants in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Education and Psychology, Azadshahr BranchIslamic Azad UniversityAzadshahrIslamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2.Department of Human Sciences, Azadshahr BranchIslamic Azad UniversityAzadshahrIslamic Republic of Iran

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