Original Research

Spiritual intelligence, spiritual health and occupational stress in Islamic organisations

Qurratul Aini, Saad Ghazi Talib, Tawfeeq Alghazali, Muneam Hussein Ali, Zahraa Tariq Sahi, Tribhuwan Kumar, Iskandar Muda, Andrés Alexis Ramírez-Coronel, Denok Sunarsi
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 79, No 1 | a8228 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v79i1.8228 | © 2023 Qurratul Aini, Saad Ghazi Talib, Tawfeeq Alghazali, Muneam Hussein Ali, Zahraa Tariq Sahi, Tribhuwan Kumar, Iskandar Muda, Andrés Alexis Ramírez-Coronel, Denok Sunarsi | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 October 2022 | Published: 31 January 2023

About the author(s)

Qurratul Aini, Department of Hospital Management, Universitas Muhammadiyah, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Saad Ghazi Talib, Department of Law, Al-Mustaqbal University College, Babylon, Iraq
Tawfeeq Alghazali, Department of Journalism, College of Media, The Islamic University in Najaf, Najaf, Iraq
Muneam Hussein Ali, Department of Business Administration, Al-Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq
Zahraa Tariq Sahi, Department of Dentistry, Al-Zahrawi University College, Karbala, Iraq
Tribhuwan Kumar, College of Science and Humanities, Sulail, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
Iskandar Muda, Faculty of Economic and Business, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
Andrés Alexis Ramírez-Coronel, Faculty of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Catholic University of Cuenca, Azogues, Ecuador
Denok Sunarsi, Faculty of Economic and Business, Universitas Pamulang,Tangerang Selatan, Banten, Indonesia

Abstract

By reaching perfection and closeness to God and reaching the source of the light of existence, man can benefit from his endless mercy. Almighty God is absolute perfection, and nearness to absolute perfection is the main goal of creation. Considering that those who are not God do not have anything of their own, and whatever perfection God’s servants have is originally from God and belongs to him, the closer people get to God, the more they will benefit from God’s mercy. Therefore, in the work environment, this perfection appears in the form of spiritual intelligence and spiritual health based on Islamic teachings and affects organisational variables such as occupational stress. Today, the role of spiritual intelligence is considered an important issue in improving spiritual health, reducing occupational stress and effective social functioning, especially in an Islamic environment, which leads to a better understanding of employees about their job. Therefore, the present study aims to evaluate the effect of spiritual intelligence of Muslim managers on the spiritual health and occupational stress of employees in Islamic organisations in Iraq. The statistical population includes 3422 Muslim managers and employees of 50 service organisations (including finance, education and tourism) in Iraq in 2022. The results of the hypothesis test in Linear Structural Relations (LISREL) shows, spiritual intelligence has a significant effect on spiritual health (P = 0.885; T = 11.058). On the other hand, spiritual intelligence has a negative and significant effect on occupational stress (P = -0.763; T = -7.854). Finally, spiritual health also has a negative and significant effect on occupational stress (P = -0.912; T = -10.134).

Contribution: The findings of the research indicate that spiritual intelligence leads to the improvement of spiritual health and as a result reduces occupational stress, especially in an Islamic environment. Therefore, it should be taken into consideration by the managers of the organisations in order to achieve the maximum benefit in light of Islamic teachings.


Keywords

Islam; Islamic organisations; Muslim managers; spiritual health; occupational stress; spiritual intelligence.

Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

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