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Hassanzade R, Yadollapour M H, Fazeli Kebria M, Yamin Feerouz M, Gholiniya Ahengar H. The relationship between spiritual intelligence and positive thinking among students of Babol University of Medical Sciences (2012-2013). JRH. 2014; 2 (1) :42-48
URL: http://jrh.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-92-en.html

PhD student in public psychology Education and training office, Babol
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   Background and Purpose: Spiritual intelligence is considered as a new concept in different kinds of intelligence which goes beyond the physical and cognitive relations of the person with his/her environment and organizes the intuitive and transcendent realms of human life. On the other side, the concept of positive thinking (optimism) is one of the most important concepts in mental health. The purpose of current research is to determine the relation between spiritual intelligence and positive thinking among the students in Medical Science University in Babol.

    Materials and Methods : Regarding the nature of subject and desired purposes, the approach of current research is descriptive and in correlation type. The statistical community of this research consists of 315 students of Medical Sciences University of Babol who were selected by stratified random sampling. The analysis of data is performed by statistical tests of T, F, simple linear regression and factor analysis using SPSS software and LISREL.

    Results: The mean of spiritual intelligence and positive thinking of Medical Sciences University students of Babol is obtained 118.36 ± 13.17 and 115.18 ± 15.15 The correlation coefficient is calculated as (r=0.402) at the 95% confidence level (α =5%) and df=313 degrees of freedom, the critical correlation coefficient table (B r=0.098) is larger, Therefore there is meaningful relationship between spiritual intelligence and optimism.

    Conclusion: This study showed that students' spiritual intelligence influenced on positive thinking. And as much as the level of spiritual intelligence in students is increasing the amount of positive thinking will grow in life too. According to the results, spiritual intelligence is a good predictor and mediator for positive thinking and the high level of positive thinking indicates the high spiritual intelligence.

    Received:16 April 201 Revised:11 August 2014 Accepted: 6 septamber 2014

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2014/10/11 | Accepted: 2014/10/11 | Published: 2014/10/11

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