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Yarmohammadi S, Makarem A, Hosseini M, Bakhshi E, Bakhtyari V. The relationship between spiritual health, happiness and job satisfaction among elderly caregivers at nursing homes of Tehran . jgn. 2016; 2 (2) :9-24
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-151-en.html
University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences , amakarem2001@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (2761 Views)

Introduction and purpose:The main purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between spiritual health, happiness and job satisfaction among elderly caregivers at nursing homes of Tehran in 2015.

Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 100 caregivers in a nursing home at Tehran during year 2015. Participants were collected using census sampling method. We used series of questionnaires to collect our data including  Palutzian & Ellison Spiritual Well Being (SWB), Oxford Happiness Inventory and Brayfield & Rothe Index of Job Satisfaction. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 18 using descriptive indexes, one sample t-test and Pearson Correlation test.

Findings: Descriptive findings showed that mean score of spiritual health, happiness and job satisfaction were 48.90±17.67, 29.78±10.34 and 36.53±8.28, respectively. In addition, there were positive significant (p<0/05) relationships between spiritual health and happiness as well as job satisfaction.

Conclusion: According to our findings, caregivers had moderate level of happiness, low levels of spiritual health and job satisfaction. Improving spiritual health of caregivers may lead to increasing their level of happiness and job satisfaction.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/01/2 | Accepted: 2016/02/4 | Published: 2016/03/5

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