:: Volume 19, Issue 4 (2017 2017) ::
J Mil Med 2017, 19(4): 336-343 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence, Spiritual Well-Being and Death Anxiety among Iranian’s Veterans
Hamid Sharif Nia, Mohammad Ali Soleimani *, Abbas Ebadi, Behzad Taghipour, Leili Zera’tgar, Samaneh Shahidifar
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran , soleimany.msn@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Several factors can affect an individual’s level of death anxiety, but very few studies have investigated the role of spiritual intelligence and spiritual well-being. There is also limited research investigating death anxiety in the veterans of wars. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to determine the relationship between spiritual intelligence, spiritual well-being and death anxiety in Iranian veterans.
Methods: In this descriptive cross sectional study (in 2014), veterans completed the King’s spiritual intelligence scale, Paloutzian and Ellison's spiritual well-being scale and Templar’s death anxiety scale-extended. The data were analyzed using multiple linear regression and two way analysis of variance by SPSS-16.
Results: The findings showed that the average age of 211 veterans was 48.9 ± 4.6 years. The results revealed no significant difference between the demographic variables and the level of death anxiety reported by veterans (p> 0.05). However, spiritual intelligence and spiritual well-being had a significant and negative relationship with death anxiety. The higher the reported spiritual intelligence and spiritual well-being, the lower the death anxiety (p< 0.05).
Conclusion: The findings from this study show that spiritual intelligence and spiritual health can reduce the level of death anxiety among veterans. Given that death anxiety is a common nursing diagnosis, the use of spirituality should be considered within a clinical context to harness the psychological health and coping strategies of veterans.
Keywords: Spiritual intelligence, Spiritual Well-being, Death anxiety, Veteran
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2015/09/7 | Accepted: 2017/07/23 | Published: 2017/11/6


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