The relationship of organizational spirituality with public health and occupational stress

Author: Reza Norouzi Kouhdasht; Mohammad Jafar Mahdian; Mahnaz Parmouz; Gholamreza Shahbazi Moghadam
Language: Farsi
Published: 2019
Source: Directory of Open Access Journals: DOAJ Articles
Online Access: http://journals.sbmu.ac.ir/en-jrrh/article/view/25701
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Summary

For downloading the full-text of this article please click here. Background and Objective: Universities of medical sciences are the pioneers of improving health and prompting science, and faculty members are considered their most valuable assets. Therefore, spirituality in the university environment can improve general health and reduce occupational stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of organizational spirituality with general health and occupational stress of faculty members of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences. Method: This research is a descriptive-correlation study. The statistical population consisted of all faculty members, 132 of whom were randomly selected. The questionnaire of spirituality in the workplace was occupational stress and general health scale. Data were analyzed by Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis. In this research, all the Ethical issues were observed and authors declared no conflicts of interest. Results: The organizational spirituality enhances general health and reduces occupational stress (P>0/05). The meaningful factors of work, the sense of correlation and the alignment with organizational values were significantly affected by β=0.25, β=0.27, β=0.26, on general health at the level of 5%, as well as the components of spirituality in the work environment, there is a significant effect on occupational stress with β=-0.17, β=-0.18, respectively. The correlation coefficient between organizational spirituality and general health is 0.60 and in case of job stress is -0.39. That means with increase of organizational spirituality, general health also increases and subsequent job stress decreases. Conclusion: The results show that the organizational spirituality raises general health and reduces occupational stress. Therefore, it is recommended that directors and faculty members of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences should promote the quality of spirituality at university level by implementing pathology and development programs. For downloading the full-text of this article please click here. Please cite this article as: Norouzi Kouhdasht R, Mahdian MJ, Parmouz M, Shahbazi Moghadam Gh.The relationship of organizational spirituality with public health and occupational stress. J Res Relig Health. 2019; 5(2):23- 36. doi: https://doi.org/10.22037/jrrh.v5i2. 18152.