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Iran J War Public Health 2017, 9(4): 191-197 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence, Perceived Stress and Perceived Social Support with Subjective Well-Being in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); A Case Study of Ardabil Province
M. Narimani1, S. Einy *2, R. Tagavy3
1- Psychology Department, Psychology & Educational Sciences Faculty, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
2- University of MohagaPsychology Department, Psychology & Educational Sciences Faculty, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran hegh Ardebili , sanaz.einy@yahoo.com
3- Psychology Department, Psychology Faculty, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran
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Aims: Subjective well-being is a key constructs of mental health and it is very important to identify the factors that influence it. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to predict the subjective well-being of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans based on spiritual intelligence, perceived stress and perceived social support.
Instruments & Methods: In this descriptive-correlational study, 120 veterans with post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), hospitalized in Isar psychiatric hospital of Ardabil, were studied in 2017. The convenience sampling method was employed to select the veterans. The instruments, including posttraumatic stress disorder checklist military version (PCL-M), subjective well-being scale, spiritual intelligence scale of king, the multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) and perceived stress scale were used to collect the required information. The data were analyzed by SPSS 21 software using Pearson correlation coefficient and multivariate regression analysis.
Findings: The subjective well-being in the veterans with PTSD showed positive correlations with spiritual intelligence (r=0.91; p<0.01) and perceived social support (r=0.82; p<0.01), while it was negatively correlated with perceived stress (r=-0.63; p<0.051). In total, 76% variance of subjective well-being scores in the veterans with PTSD were predicted by spiritual intelligence, perceived social support and perceived stress (p<0.01). Aaccording to the beta coefficients, spiritual intelligence was the strongest variable to predict the subjective well-being in the veterans with PTSD.
Conclusions: High levels of spiritual intelligence and perceived social support, as well as low level of perceived stress, improve the subjective well-being in the veterans with PTSD.
Keywords: Spiritual Intelligence, Perceived Stress, Perceived Social, Subjective Well-Being, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Veterans
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Veterans or Handicapped Health
Received: 2017/06/7 | Accepted: 2017/08/20 | Published: 2017/11/11
* Corresponding Author Address: Psychology and Educational Sciences Faculty, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Daneshgah Street, Ardabil, Iran
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