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The Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Happiness on the Nurse Staffs of the Fatemeh Zahra Hospital and Bentolhoda Institute of Boushehr City
Fariborz Bagheri1, Fatemeh Akbarizadeh *2, Hamidreza Hatami3
1- Research and Science Branch, Tehran, IRAN
2- Research and Science Branch, Tehran, IRAN , fakbari1@yahoo.com
3- Imam Hossein University, Tehran, IRAN
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Background: Spiritual intelligence defined as the capacity of human understanding for asking ultimate, questions about the meaning of life and relation between us and world we are living in it. It seems employing spiritual intelligence in the life will guide us to achieve happiness and wellbeing in the life. The goal of this survey is to investigate relation between of spiritual intelligence and happiness among nurses of two main hospitals, namely Fatemeh Zahra and Bentolhosa in Bousher. Methods: This is a cross-sectional descriptive and inferential designed study. A total of 125 hospital nurses, who were working in Boushehr, were recruited by convenience sampling. The questionnaires were completed by respondents themselves (self reporting). The questionnaires were combined from three parts. I) Spiritual intelligence questionnaire Naseris four-point Linker-type inventory that made in Allameh of university in Iran. II) Oxford happiness questionnaire. III) Demographic characteristics. Results: The findings showed there were significant relationship between spiritual intelligence variables, self-conscious transcendence (p< 0.001, r=0.288), spiritual experiences (p<0.000, r=0.347), patience (p<0.002, r=0.274), and happiness of nurses. But neither happiness nor spiritual intelligence shows any correlation with demographic characteristic such as age, sex, marital status, education, degree, years of nursing experience, but only the ward were the nurses performing their duties with spiritual intelligence and happiness has significant relationship. Conclusion: Promoting spiritual intelligence of the nurses can help them have more stable happiness.

Keywords: spiritual nursing, spiritual intelligence, happiness, religion
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Received: 2010/01/4 | Accepted: 2010/05/10 | Published: 2011/11/30

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