The Correlation between Spiritual Well-being and Happiness in the Administrative Staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences

Elham Dehghani, Saharnaz Nejat, Mehdi Yasiri
2015 unpublished
and Objectives: Spiritual health is one of the valuable religious resources of humans, which helps promote mental health. In addition, the role of happiness in mental health and life satisfaction is considered significant. This study aimed to examine the correlation between spiritual health and happiness in staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences, in 2015. Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was performed in the staff of Semnan University of Medical Sciences, who were
more » ... hosen through stratified random sampling and the table of random numbers. Data collection was conducted using Paloutzian and Ellison standard questionnaire of spiritual health and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire revised by Argil. To analyze the data, descriptive and inferential statistics were used in SPSS 21. Results: In total, 149 administrative employees of Semnan University of Medical Sciences completed the questionnaire. The mean score of spiritual well-being was 77±0.53 and the mean happiness score was 58.75±0.56. The mean score of spiritual well-being in males and females showed significant differences (P=0.01), and females had a higher spiritual health. Spiritual health of the personnel and their happiness had a significant direct correlation (r=0.45, P=0.001). Conclusion: The mutual influence of spiritual well-being and happiness on overall health is a debatable topic in health issues. The importance of spiritual health and its effect on happiness as variables affecting the general health status of employees is approved. Thus, planning in the field of spiritual health and happiness can promote job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and productivity