Spiritual Well-Being and Its Relationship with Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Satisfaction with Life in Baccalaureate Nursing Students: A Correlation Study

  • Monali D. MathadEmail author
  • S. K. Rajesh
  • Balaram Pradhan
Original Paper


The present study aimed to explore the correlates and predictors of spiritual well-being among nursing students. One hundred and forty-five BSc nursing students were recruited from three nursing colleges in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Data were collected using SHALOM, FMI, SCS-SF and SWLS questionnaires and analysed by the Pearson correlation test and multiple regression analysis. The results of our study revealed a significant correlation between variables, and a considerable amount of variance was explained by self-compassion, mindfulness and satisfaction with life on personal, communal, environmental and transcendental domains of spiritual well-being.


Mindfulness Nursing students Satisfaction with life Self-compassion Spiritual well-being 



We would like to thank the Principal of Government College of Nursing, SDS TRC and RGICD College of Nursing and NIMHANS College of Nursing, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, for giving permission to conduct my research study in their respective colleges. Also, we would like to thank all the nursing students for their participation in our study.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

All authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monali D. Mathad
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. K. Rajesh
    • 2
  • Balaram Pradhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Yoga and HumanitiesS-VYASA UniversityBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of Yoga and Physical SciencesS-VYASA UniversityBengaluruIndia

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