Document Type : Original Article


Departments of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Arsanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Member of Young researchers club, Arsanjan, Iran


Introduction: Due to the impacts of spirituality and its dimensions on psychological structures in the
workplace and their ability to influence organizational performances have received a great attention
in recent years. Thus, this study investigated the relationship between dimensions of spirituality
with mental health and hope for future. Materials and Methods: This is a correlational study with
a statistical population, including public Hospital’s personnel of Shiraz done in autumn 1389. To
collect the research data, three different types of questionnaires were used: (1) Hope for the future
(4 items), (2) mental health (12 items), and (3) components of religiosity/spirituality at (31 items and
based on 5 components). Data were analyzed using Pearson’s correlation and Hierarchical regression
analysis. Findings: Research findings show that there are significant correlations between existential
well-being and hope for the future, motivation, devotion and coping and hope for the future, and
mental health and hope for the future. Furthermore, all components of religiosity/spirituality have
had significant correlations with mental health. Hierarchical regression analysis showed that in the
first step motivation, devotion and coping with a variance of 5%, in the second step motivation,
devotion and coping with mental health with a variance of 6.4%, in the third step motivation, devotion
and coping with mental health and existential well-being with a variance of 9.1% and in the fourth
step, the combining of motivation, devotion and coping and existential well-being with a variance
of 8.9% with hope for the future have meaningful multiple relationships. Conclusion: Findings
indicated that motivation, devotion and coping with existential well-being, respectively, were the
most important dimensions of religiosity-spirituality that together with mental health affect hope for
future. It is necessary that the dimension of motivation, devotion and coping, existential well-being
and personnel mental health should be strengthened to increase the staff’s hope for future.


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