Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 56, Issue 6, pp 1895–1902 | Cite as

Effectiveness of Spiritual Components Training on Life Satisfaction of Persian Orphan Adolescents

  • Marziyeh Rouholamini
  • Seyed Mohammad KalantarkoushehEmail author
  • Enayat Sharifi
Original Paper


This study was performed with the purpose of determining the effectiveness of spiritual components training on life satisfaction of Persian orphan adolescents. The study population was from female adolescents of two orphanages located in Kerman, Iran. They were randomly divided into two experimental and two control groups (each group including ten members). The experimental groups were received the spiritual training in ten sessions (spiritual training included components such as image of God, relationship with God, Tawwakul, searching for meaning during difficulties and pain), whereas the control groups were in the waiting list. Life satisfaction questionnaire was completed by one experimental and one control group before the training; and also after it, all four groups filled out the mentioned questionnaire. The analysis of covariance on the results revealed that spiritual components training had a significant positive effect on life satisfaction of the experimental groups in comparison with the control groups. Lastly, discussion, conclusion, some suggestions and directions were indicated.


Spiritual components Image of God Relationship with God Tawwakul Life satisfaction Orphan adolescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marziyeh Rouholamini
    • 1
  • Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh
    • 1
  • Enayat Sharifi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Counseling, Faculty of Psychology and Education SciencesAllameh Tabataba’i UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Faculty of TheologyAllameh Tabataba’i UniversityTehranIran

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