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Journal:   OFOGH-E-DANESH   WINTER 2014 , Volume 19 , Number 5 (SUPPLEMENT); Page(s) 305 To 311.
 
Paper: 

MARITAL ADJUSTMENT: THE PREDICTIVE ROLE OF SPIRITUAL INTELEGENCE AND COPING STRATEGIES

 
 
Author(s):  TAVAKOLIZADEH J.*, SOLTANI A.A., PANAHI M.
 
* SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH PROMOTION RESEARCH CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF BASIC SCIENCES, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, GONABAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, GONABAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Aims: Marital adjustment represents the strenght and efficiency of the family system. The family health depends on the existence of healthy and mature communications of couples; and if the family foundation is not strong enough, its outcome will be some kind of physical and mental problems. This study objective is to determine the predictive role of spiritual intelligence and coping strategies in marital adjustment of teachers in Gonabad city in 2012-2013.
Methods: In this correltional study, 330 teachers (160 males and 170 females) were selected using Morgan table through stratified sampling. They completed the spiritual intelligence, coping strategies, and marital adjustment questionnaires, and the collected data were analyzed through SPSS V.11.5 employing Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression.
Results: The resluts indicated that there was a significant correlation between spiritual intelligence, and marital adjustment (r=0.656, P=0.001), but there was no significant relationship between coping strategies and marital adjustment (P=0.58) and also between coping strategies and spiritual intelligence (P=0.074). However, there was a negative and significant correlation between spiritual intelligence and emotion oreinted syle (r=0.39, P<0.001) from among 3 coping styles of problem oriented, emotion oriented and avoidant styles. According to the results of regression analysis, only spiritual intelligence predicts marital adjustment.
Conclusion: According to the findings, it is recommended that expert staff provide the younger individuals with strategies which increase spiritual intelligence including teaching the spiritual intelligence.

 
Keyword(s): SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE, MARITAL ADJUSTMENT, COPING STRATEGIES
 
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