Relationship between nurses’ spiritual intelligence with hardiness and general health

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Fatemeh Akbarizadeh 1 , * , Fariborz Bagheri 2 , Hamid Reza Hatami 3 , Abdollah Hajivandi 4

1 Mental Health Unit, Bushehr University of Medical Science, Bushehr, Iran

2 Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus, Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Psychology, Imam Hussein University, Tehran, Iran

4 Dept. of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Science, Bushehr, Iran

How to Cite: Akbarizadeh F, Bagheri F, Hatami H R, Hajivandi A. Relationship between nurses’ spiritual intelligence with hardiness and general health , J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2012 ; 15(6):e78899.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 15 (6); e78899
Published Online: March 19, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 09, 2011
Accepted: September 13, 2011

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Abstract

Background: Nursing is one of the stressful jobs that affect nurse's general health. The aim of this study was assessment relationship between Spiritual intelligence, Hardiness and General health among nurses in the hospital of Bushehr in 1388. 

Methods: Cross- sectional study designed and 125 nurses who have been working in different wards of the hospital enrolled in the study. Data was collected using Spiritual intelligence, Hardiness, General health and characteristics demographic questionnaires. Correlation, t-test, ANOVA, Tukey and regression analysis was applied using SPSS-16 soft ware. 

Results: The results showed there was significant relationship between spiritual intelligence and hardiness (P<0.005), spiritual intelligence and General health (P<0.005), hardiness and General health (P<0.001). Among the demographic characteristics including age, gender, working section, marital status, job experiences, and education only working section showed significantly correlated with patience (P<0.005).

Conclusion: Improvement of spiritual intelligence and reinforcement of hardiness could help to increase the general health of nurses.

Keywords

spiritual intelligence hardiness general health nurses

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