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The Structural Equation Modeling of the Relationship Between Spirituality and Psychological Wellbeing Mediated by Spiritual Health
Ata Shakerian , Yahya Maroofi , Faezeh Nateghi
Department of Educational Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran.
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Background and Objectives: Spirituality is an individual’s effort and searches for meaning and
purpose in life. Spirituality includes the connection with religious beliefs and some of the chosen
beliefs, values, and duties that give meaning to life to achieve the desired perfection. This study
aimed to model the structural equations of the relationship between spirituality and psychological
wellbeing mediated by spiritual health.
Methods: This was a descriptive and correlational study, especially of cause-effect modeling. The
statistical population included students of higher education centers in Sanandaj City, Iran, in 2018.
Of them, 464 subjects were selected as the research sample by cluster random sampling approach.
Measurement tools included researcher-made spirituality questionnaires (2020), Ryff’s Scales of
Psychological Well-Being (1980), and the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (Paloutzian & Ellison, 1983).
Results: Data analysis was performed using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, heuristic factor
analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis by structural equation modeling. The results on the
model of the relationship between spirituality, psychological well-being, and spiritual health
indicated the acceptable desirability of the indicators of goodness of fit of the model (P≤0.01).
Other results suggested that higher levels of spirituality were associated with psychological well
being and spiritual health.
Conclusion: The present research data revealed an overlap between spirituality, psychological
well-being, and spiritual health. Spirituality positively affected psychological wellbeing and
spiritual health concerning individual and social adjustment
Keywords: Spirituality, Religion, Mental health, Spiritual healing
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Received: 2020/07/28 | Accepted: 2021/07/4 | Published: 2021/08/1
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