The Effect of Spiritual Leadership on Spiritual Health as Mediated by Organizational Support

  • Masoud Ramroudi Department of Educational Administration and Planning, Faculty Education and Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4915-6861
  • Naser Nastiezaie Department of Educational Administration and Planning, Faculty Education and Psychology, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9118-4495
Keywords: Leadership, Organization, Spiritual health, Support

Abstract

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Background and Objective: Spiritual health is a basic dimension of well-being and overall health that coordinates other aspects of health. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of spiritual leadership on spiritual health with mediation of organizational support.

Methods: This study is an applied and correlational research based on structural equation modeling. The statistical population included the primary school teachers of Mirjaveh out of whom 215 teachers were selected by stratified random sampling method. Three questionnaires including spiritual leadership, spiritual health and organizational support were used for data collection. For data analysis the Pearson correlation coefficient was used. In this study, all the ethical considerations have been observed and no conflict of interest was reported by the authors.

Results: The mean scored for spiritual health, spiritual leadership and organizational support was 215.22±18.65, 122.03±17.92 and 49.71±11.56, respectively. There was a significant correlation between spiritual leadership and spiritual health (r=0.228, P<0.01), spiritual leadership and organizational support (r=0.257, P<0.01), and organizational support and spiritual health (r=0.241, P<0.01). The direct effect of spiritual leadership on spiritual health (β=0.41, t=4.72), direct effect of spiritual leadership on organizational support (β=0.29, t=3.02) and direct effect of organizational support on spiritual health (β=0.23, t=2.68) was found to be significant. The indirect effect of spiritual leadership on spiritual health was also significant with the mediating role of organizational support (β=0.0667).

Conclusion: Therefore, managers of organizations can improve the spiritual health of employees by employing a spiritual leadership style and organizational support. For downloading the full-text of this article please click here.

Please cite this article as: Ramroudi M, Nastiezaie N.The Effect of Spiritual Leadership on Spiritual Health as Mediated by Organizational Support.Journal of Pizhūhish dar dīn va salāmat. 2020;6(2):73-86. https://doi.org/10.22037/jrrh.v6i2.24178

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Published
2020-06-20
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