Analyzing the effect of spiritual components on nurses’ Work-life Quality Using Structural Equation


Elaheh Seyed Kavousi 1 , * , Ali Nasersfahani 2

1 MSc Student of EMBA Managment, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran.

2 MSc of Management Department, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran.

How to Cite: Seyed Kavousi E , Nasersfahani A . Analyzing the effect of spiritual components on nurses’ Work-life Quality Using Structural Equation, Hormozgan Med J. 2015 ; 19(2):e87448.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 19 (2); e87448
Published Online: April 29, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 09, 2012
Accepted: April 29, 2013


Introduction: Spirituality at work describes employees whose job is satisfying,
meaningful and purposeful. Spirituality at work would be accompanied with a meaningful
life and job and a high-quality work-life for employees. This study tries to analyze the
effect of nurses’ spiritual leadership components on their work-life quality.
Methods: This paper is a descriptive cross-sectional study and an applied research. The
population of this study comprised all nurses working in various medical wards of five
hospitals in Tehran Province. Out of 300 nurses working in these five hospitals, 150
nurses, who were in their workplace when the questionnaires were distributed in the
mentioned hospitals, were selected randomly. Demographic data and two five-point Likert
questionnaires on spiritual leadership and work-life quality were used in this study to
collect information. Data were analyzed with SPSS 18 as well as descriptive and
inferential statistical methods and structural equations.
Results: Analyzing the results of linear regression and structural equations made it clear
that the levels of productivity (significance level: 0.064), vision (significance level: 0.045)
and faith (significance level: 0.033) have had the most impact on the work-life quality,
respectively and other variables of spiritual leadership have had a relatively weak linear,
but without significance level, relationship with work-life quality.
Conclusion: This study indicates that spiritual leadership has a positive and significant
effect on work-life quality and altruism and membership, among other aspects of spiritual
leadership, have the highest impact on nurses’ work-life.



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