The relationship between spiritual intelligence and life quality among elderly people residing nursing home in Tehran

Leila Yaghuobi, Sahar Sadeghian, Parvaneh Yaghuobi, Reza Soveyzi


Background: Life quality is regarded as one of the most significant issues in the areas of psychology and psychiatry. One of the main purposes of psychologists and other mental health experts is to find life quality-related factors  through which they are the quality of life can be enhanced and improved. The present study aimed to examine the relationship between spiritual intelligence and life quality among elderly people residing in nursing home in Tehran.

Method: This is a descriptive correlational study conducted on 193 elderly men residing in nursing home in Tehran, using available sampling method. The participants completed Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report Inventory (SISRI) and Life Quality Questionnaire. Descriptive statistical method (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistical method (correlational coefficient and simultaneous regression) were then analyzed.

Findings:  The statistical analysis of data indicated that spiritual intelligence is significantly and positively associated with the overall score of life quality, physical and mental health. In addition, spiritual intelligence can predict life quality and its components.

Conclusion: The present study examined the relationship between spiritual intelligence and life quality among the elderly people. The results obtained from the study revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between spiritual intelligence and life quality. In addition, the variable spiritual intelligence is able to predict life quality.

Keywords: Spiritual Intelligence, Life Quality, Elderly people

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