The Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence, Coping Strategies, and Mental Health among Students

Mahdi Dasht Bozorgi, Zahra Dasht Bozorgi


The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of spiritual intelligence and coping strategies in the mental health of students. The research design is correlational, and the statistical population consisted of all the students studying in the 2014-2015 academic year in Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz branch, of whom 300 students were selected by multistage cluster sampling method. To collect the data, the King Spiritual Intelligence Questionnaire, The Ways of Coping Questionnaire of Billings and Mouse, and General Health Questionnaire were used, which had acceptable reliability and validity measures. The findings indicate that there is a significant and negative relationship between spiritual intelligence and mental disorders. In addition, there is a significant and negative relationship between problem-focused coping strategies and mental disorders. Moreover, there is significant and positive relationship between emotion-focused coping strategies and mental problems. According to the results of stepwise regression analysis, problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies and spiritual intelligence could significantly predict 14% of mental health variance. 


Spiritual Intelligence; Mental Health; Coping Strategies; Student.

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