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1 M. A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Department of Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 M. A. in Psychology, Vice Chancellor For Public Health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

3 M. A. in Clinical Psychology, 22 Bahman Hospital, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran



Spiritual intelligence is one of the types of intelligence that combines the concepts of intelligence and spirituality in a new sense. People with higher spiritual intelligence seem to have a better status in terms of mental health and life satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between spiritual intelligence with life satisfaction and general health among female nurses in Kermanshah. In this cross-sectional analytical study, 109 female nurses of Kermanshah hospitals were selected using convenience sampling method and completed Spiritual intelligence scale (SIS), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation coefficient using SPSS software. The results showed that there was a positive and significant correlation between the subscale of perception and connection to universe of spiritual intelligence and life satisfaction (p<0.01) and a negative and significant correlation with general health and its subscales (p<0.01). Moreover There was a positive and significant correlation between the subscale of spiritual life and the reliance on the inner core of spiritual intelligence and life satisfaction (p<0.01) and there was a negative and significant correlation with general health and its subscales (p<0.01). According to the results, it seems that nurses with higher spiritual intelligence have higher levels of life satisfaction and are in better health condition. Spirituality training and spiritual intelligence classes can provide a source of support against the stress experienced by nurses.


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