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Moradi M, Sadri Damirchi E, Khazan K, Dargahi S. The mediating role of psychological capital on the relationship between spiritual intelligence and job burnout. JOHE. 2017; 6 (2) :84-91
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PhD Student in Counseling, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
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Background: Job burnout in an organization is mainly negatively related to important institutional and individual consequences. The aim of this study was to investigate the mediating role of psychological capital on the relationship between spiritual intelligence and job burnout among the employees.
Materials and Methods: This study was descriptive and correlational. Community consisted of all employees of the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran in 2017 of which 183 were selected through convenient sampling. The King’s Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report Inventory, the Luthans’s Psychological Capital Questionnaire, and the Maslach Burnout Inventory were used to collect the data. The content validity of the instruments was approved and their reliability was reported 0.89, 0.85, and 0.76, respectively. The data were analyzed using Pearson correlation, regression and the structural equation modeling.
Results: There was a significant negative relationship between spiritual intelligence and job burnout (R = -0.37, P < 0.01). Moreover, a significant negative relationship was observed between psychological capital and job burnout among the staff (R = -0.34, P < 0.01). Ultimately, the results revealed that spiritual intelligence could affect job burnout among the employees through psychological capital.
Conclusions: Spiritual intelligence directly and psychological capital as a mediator reduce job burn out. Therefore amplification of different psychological aspects among employers such as spiritual intelligence and specifically psychological capital would help their liveliness at work place and reduction of job burnout.
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