The relationship between spiritual intelligence, personality traits and quality of life in medical students

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Najmeh Hamid 1 , * , Mehdi Zemestani 2

1 Associate Professor Department of Clinical Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 PhD Student of Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

How to Cite: Hamid N , Zemestani M. The relationship between spiritual intelligence, personality traits and quality of life in medical students, Hormozgan Med J. 2013 ; 17(4):e88193.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (4); e88193
Published Online: February 19, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 18, 2012
Accepted: February 19, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Spiritual issues and their relationship with other psychological components
are of interesting subjects for behavioural sciences experts. The aim of this research was
investigating the relationship between spiritual intelligence, personality traits and quality of
life in medical students.
Methods: In this analytic study, a sample of 160 medical students in 2010-11 academic
years was selected randomly by using cluster sampling method. The data collection
instruments were spiritual intelligence and quality of life questionnaires. For statistical
analysis, SPSS 16 Software was used.
Results: The results revealed that there is a significant correlations between personality
traits, spiritual intelligence and quality of life (P<0.001). Spiritual intelligence had the most
positive relation with quality of life, whereas neuroticism had the most negative relation with
it. It was also revealed that neuroticism, conscientiousness and agreeableness had the highest
role in predicting quality of life.
Conclusion: The results of this research showed that there were positive and multiple
relationships between spirituality intelligence, personality traits and quality of life. Spiritual
intelligence had the most positive relation with quality of life, whereas neuroticism has the
most negative relation with it.

Keywords

Intelligence - Quality of Life - Medical Students

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