Spiritually and mental health among normal and chronic disease group

Author/s:

Sodhi, Renu*
Department of Applied Psychology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar-Haryana, India (rn.sodhi@gmail.com)

Dr. Manju
Department of Applied Psychology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar-Haryana, India (dr_manju2007@yahoo.co.in)

Abstract:

The current study investigates the impact of spirituality on mental health among normal healthy individuals and chronic disease group. This study is based on primary as well as secondary data that has been collected from the various sources. Sample size of the study is 100 respondents (50 normal healthy individuals, 50 chronic disease group individuals). Spirituality assessment Inventory (SAI) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) were used for the purpose of data collection. In statistical tools Pearson correlation and t-test has been applied. The major findings of the study shows that spirituality is significantly correlated with mental health and normal healthy individuals have higher spirituality and better mental health in comparison to chronic disease group.

Keywords: spirituality; mental health; normal healthy individuals; chronic diseases group

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsp.2012.106

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