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Ghahremani N, Nadi M. Relationship between Religious / Spiritual Components, Mental Health and Hope for the Future in Hospital Staff of Shiraz Public Hospitals. IJN. 2012; 25 (79) :1-11
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1418-en.html

Assistant professor, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan Branch, Isfahan, Iran ( *Corresponding author). Tel: 09171320106 , mnadi@khusif.ac.ir
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  Background & Aims: Spirituality and its components due to their effect on psychological constructs and their potential influence on organizational performance have been the researchers’ concerns in recent years. This study aims to determine the relationship between the religious / spiritual components with mental health and hope for the future in hospital staff.

  Material & Methods : It was a cross-sectional study. The study population were public hospitals’ staff of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (n=4000) from whom 250 were recruited by simple random sampling during 2010. Data was collected by three questionnaires including hope for the future, mental health and components of religion / spirituality (including existential well-being, motivation, devotion & coping, spiritual transcendence, religious support, religious attitudes & practices) and analyzed by Pearson Correlation and Stepwise regression using SPSS-PC (v. 18).

  Results : There were significant relationships between Existential Well-Being and Hope for the Future, Motivation, Devotion & Coping and Hope for the Future, and Mental Health and Hope for the Future (P<0/01). Also, all religious / spiritual components had significant correlations with mental health (P<0/01). Stepwise regression analysis showed that there are significant relationships between hope for the future and Motivation, Devotion and Coping with variance of 5% in the first step between hope for the future Motivation, Devotion and Coping with Mental Health with variance of 6/4% in the second step, between hope for the future and Motivation, Devotion and Coping with Mental Health and Existential Well-Being with variance of 9/1% in the third step and between hope for the future and the combination of Motivation, Devotion and Coping and Existential Well-Being with variance of 8/9% in the fourth step.

  Conclusion : The findings indicated that Motivation, Devotion and Coping, and Existential Well-Being were respectively the most important religious-spiritual components which along with mental health affect hope for the future in the hospital staff.

  Received: 16 Oct 2012

  Accepted: 25 Dec 2012

 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/12/30 | Accepted: 2014/08/25 | Published: 2014/08/25

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