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Reza Mohammadourhodki

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Nurses are among the most important human resources of hospitals. Nurses’ performance is affected by several factors including their spiritual intelligence. Spirituality can lead to higher commitment, productivity, and quality improvement in health services. This study aimed to determine the relationship between spiritual intelligence and job performance among nurses in southeast of Iran in 2017. In this cross-sectional study, 204 nurses working in teaching hospitals of Zabol city were assessed. The nurses were randomly selected by cluster sampling. The demographic characteristics were obtained by a checklist. The Job performance Scale and Spiritual Intelligence Scale were further used to assess the intended outcomes. The data was analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multinomial regression. The multinomial regression in Enter mode demonstrated that spiritual intelligence (r=0.14), being married (r=2.17), and educational level (r=3.41) directly and significantly affected nurses’ job performance. On the other hand, higher age (r=-0.24) negatively influenced nurses’ job performance. Considering the impact of spiritual intelligence on the job performance among nurses, it is necessary to implement practical measures to upgrade spirituality in nurses.