Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Professional Self-concept among Iranian Nurses


  • Mohsen Hojat University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom
  • Zohreh Badiyepeymaiejahromi University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom



self concept, spiritualism, intelligence, nurses, Iran


Objective. To determine the relationship between spiritual intelligence (SI) and professional self-concept (PSC) among Iranian nurses.

Methods. This is a correlation study. A convenience sampling method was used and 344 nurses were selected from hospitals of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences. Data collection standard tools included two validated scales: Cowin’s Nurse Self-Concept Questionnaire (36 items scored ranged from 1 to 8; Maximum score=288; 6 subcategories: General Nurse Self-Concept, Knowledge, Care, Communication, Staff Relation and Leadership) and Abdollahzadeh’s SI Questionnaire (29 items scored ranged from 0 to 5; Maximum score=145; 2 subcategories: Relying on the inner core and Understanding and communicating with the origin of the universe.

Results. The mean total score of PSC was 220.3±30.61 and 120.67±16.13 for SI. There was a significant statistical correlation between PSC (r=0.348, p<0.0001) and almost all subcategories and SI. The results of the regression analysis showed that SI predicts 13.3% of the variance of PSC (p<0.0001).

Conclusion. Considering the correlation of SI and PSC among Iranian nurses, it is suggested that strategies be used to train and promote the SI of nurses.

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Author Biographies

Mohsen Hojat , University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom

Nurse, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. Email: Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.

Zohreh Badiyepeymaiejahromi, University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom

Nurse, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. Email: Corresponding author. Department of Nursing, School of Nursing, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.


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Hojat , M., & Badiyepeymaiejahromi, Z. (2021). Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Professional Self-concept among Iranian Nurses. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 39(3).




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