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JHC 2015, 17(1): 57-69 Back to browse issues page
Predicting Relationship with God, Based on the Life Events, Spiritual Intelligence and Life Line Drawing in Elders
A Ghasemi Navab , A Moatamedy, F Sohrabi
General Psychology Department, Psychology and Education Scinecies School, Allame tabatabaei Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
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Background & objectives:Relationship with God can play an important role in improvingmental health and reducing stress of negative life events in the elderly. The study aimed to predict the relationship with God based on life events, spiritual intelligence, and Life line drawing.

Methods: A descriptive- correlational study design was used to conduct this study. The study population included all elderly aged 60 years and above who were living in the city of Hamadan, Iran. Two hundreds elders were selected as a sample using multistage cluster sampling method. The Questionnaires of relationship with God, the life events, spiritual intelligence and the Life line drawing technique were used to collect the data. For data analysis, Pearson's correlation and hierarchical regression tests were used.

Results: The results showed that there was a significant and inverse correlation between the life events and relationship with God (p<0.05). In addition, there was a significant correlation between the relationship with God and spiritual intelligence and relationship with God and the life line drawing (p<0.05). Regression analysis showed that the spiritual intelligence, life events, and life line drawing predicted 45%, 31%, and 28% of relationship with God respectively.

Conclusion:The relationship with God had a significant impact on reducing the mental stress of negative and stressful life events in the elderly. It was also an important factor in increasing the spiritual intelligence and determining the more pleasant life line drawing of this group of people.

Keywords: Relationship with God, Life Events, Spiritual Intelligence, Life Line Drawing, Elderly.
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Type of Study: correlation design |
Received: 2014/10/28 | Accepted: 2015/04/6 | Published: 2015/06/21
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Ghasemi Navab A, Moatamedy A, Sohrabi F. Predicting Relationship with God, Based on the Life Events, Spiritual Intelligence and Life Line Drawing in Elders. JHC. 2015; 17 (1) :57-69
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