Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 1275–1288 | Cite as

Simple and Multivariate Relationships Between Spiritual Intelligence with General Health and Happiness

Original Paper


The present study examined simple and multivariate relationships of spiritual intelligence with general health and happiness. The employed method was descriptive and correlational. King’s Spiritual Quotient scales, GHQ-28 and Oxford Happiness Inventory, are filled out by a sample consisted of 384 students, which were selected using stratified random sampling from the students of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. Data are subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics including correlations and multivariate regressions. Bivariate correlations support positive and significant predictive value of spiritual intelligence toward general health and happiness. Further analysis showed that among the Spiritual Intelligence’ subscales, Existential Critical Thinking Predicted General Health and Happiness, reversely. In addition, happiness was positively predicted by generation of personal meaning and transcendental awareness. The findings are discussed in line with the previous studies and the relevant theoretical background.


Spiritual intelligence General health Happiness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran

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