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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2020, 20 - : 62-72 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between Spiritual Health and Academic Achievement among Students of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences
Khatereh Borna , Maryam Mousavinasab , Zahra Johari , Mahboobeh Ramezan Zadeh
Shahed University, Tehran , jouhari42@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Spiritual health is one of the four dimensions of health and it is a way to deal with stress during education. Considering the effect of cultural and geographical factors on both the spiritual health and educational achievement study was done to investigate the relationship between spiritual health and academic achievement of students of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2018.
Methods: This study is a descriptive-analytical and cross Population was 2100 students of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences and the sample size was 330 and they were selected from the fields of medicine, dentistry, paramedical, nursing and health by simple random method.
For collection of data, a form of information including demographic variables was used. A self-regulatory in learning and spiritual well-being scale (SWBS) questionnaire was employed. Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests were used to analyze the data.
Results: The mean spirituality well-being score was 81.27 ± 17.43, of 120 which 82.4% of the subjects had a moderate score (41-99). Spiritual health and age (P=./0001), academic years (P=./005) gender (P=./0001), place of residence (P=./008) and father's education(P=./012) were among the significant relationships. The mean self-regulation score for learning was 94.91 ± 13.61. There was also a positive and significant correlation between spiritual health and self-regulation in learning (r=./22 , p=./001)
Conclusion: Considering the role of spiritual health in positivism, creating relaxation and helping to improve individual performance, it seems that spiritual health needs to be introduced in educational and cultural planning, especially in the field of practice.
Keywords: Spiritual Health, Academic Achievement, Student, Medical Sciences.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Community Based Medicine
Received: 2019/10/2 | Accepted: 2020/04/13 | Published: 2020/07/7

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