Spiritual Health and Religious Practices as Correlates to the Quality of Life amongst Faculty and Staff

  • Rona Beth Salazar Saban Adventist University of the Philippines
  • Micki Angela Villanueva
  • Chayiel Nuqui
  • Lea Divina
  • Beryl Ben Mergal
Keywords: spirituality, life satisfaction, well-being, religiosity, Nursing

Abstract

Quality of Life (QOL) is the individual’s highly subjective discernment of his position in lifein relation to his goals, expectations, and standards. Literatures have consistently reportedevidences of association between spirituality and quality of life. But despite the increasingnumber of studies, only few explore the role of spiritual health and religious practices in thequality of life of faculty and staff of educational institutions. Thus, this descriptivecorrelational study determined the relationship between the spiritual health and religiouspractices of the respondents and their quality of life. Quality of Life (QOL) is the individual’shighly subjective discernment of his position in life in relation to his goals, expectations, andstandards. Literatures have consistently reported evidences of association between spiritualityand quality of life. But despite the increasing number of studies, only few explore the role ofspiritual health and religious practices in the quality of life of faculty and staff of educationalinstitutions. Thus, this descriptive-correlational study determined the relationship between thespiritual health and religious practices of the respondents and their quality of life. The studyrevealed high levels of spiritual health, religious practices and quality of life of the respondents.Both spiritual health and religious practices were significantly related to the quality of life.Furthermore, married respondents and the teaching faculty had higher level of quality of lifecompared to those who are unmarried and non-teaching. Lastly, spiritual health is the highestpredictor of the quality of life. This study endeavors to help create an environment that wouldenhance the spiritual health and therefore, the quality of life of the faculty and staff
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Published
2019-12-18
How to Cite
Saban, R. B., Villanueva, M. A., Nuqui, C., Divina, L., & Mergal, B. B. (2019). Spiritual Health and Religious Practices as Correlates to the Quality of Life amongst Faculty and Staff. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 7(1), 447-465. https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v7i1.1061