Investigating the Relationship between Resiliency, Spiritual Intelligence and Mental Health of a group of undergraduate Students
Abbas Ebrahimi*1, Moloud Keykhosrovani2, Mostafa Dehghani2 and Moosa Javdan3
1. Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
2. Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
3. Minab Branch, Islamic Azad University, Minab, Iran
Abstract: Psychological assessment has tended to focus on the identification of attitudes that contribute to, and are symptomatic of, mental and physical disorders. This focus is most useful when clinicians and researchers seek to identify the degree to which individuals are impaired or at-risk. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between resiliency, spiritual intelligence and mental health among male and female students of HormozganUniversity. Statistical sample of the study consists of male and female students of Hormozgan University, among which 100 were selected by random sampling. In this research Resiliency Questionnaire of Connor & Davidson, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and Spiritual Intelligence Questionnaire of Abdollah-Zadeh were used. The results indicated that there was a positive meaningful relationship (p<0.01) between resiliency and mental health, and also between spiritual intelligence and resiliency (p<0.01). Based on the results of T-test, there is no meaningful resiliency difference between male and female students. On the other hand, results of multiple regressions analysis indicated that mental health and spiritual intelligence meaningfully explain resiliency. Mental health has more significant role in predicting and explaining resiliency. Mental health and spiritual Intelligence had a significant role in explaining resiliency. Due to the fact that people with higher resiliency represent higher degree of mental health, we can conclude that providing vital factors (religion, spirit) to enhance resiliency can strengthen people in the face of mental stresses, tension and depression.
[Abbas Ebrahimi, Moloud Keykhosrovani, Mostafa Dehghani, Moosa Javdan. Investigating the Relationship betweenResiliency, Spiritual Intelligence and Mental Health of a group of undergraduate Students. Life Sci J 2012;9(1):67-70] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 12
Keywords: Resiliency, Spirituality and Mental Health.