When was the last time you did something purely for the goal of being happy? When was the last time you were intentional about your happiness? Do you wake up in the morning excited about your life? Are you mentally and emotionally ready to go to work each morning? If you answered no to any of these questions, you may want to ask yourself “Why?”. Why aren’t I living a happy life? What do I need to do to change this behavior? Scientists are asking themselves these same questions and trying to figure out what they can do to observe and change these behaviors. They are asking themselves what they can do to encourage happiness, promote healthy lifestyles, and provide unity in the workplace, while also finding correlations between happiness and certain behaviors. The results have been shocking.
Dr. Ali Nasr Isfahani and Marzieh Nobakht of Isfahan, Iran recently conducted a study called Impact of Spiritual Intelligence on the Staff Happiness (Case Study: Golpayegan Petrochemical Company). Their overall goal with this study was to analyze and observe the correlations between spiritual intelligence and the happiness of the staff at the Golpayegan Petrochemical Company. Isfahani and Nobakht wanted to see if active spiritual intelligence had any effect on the overall health, positive emotions, and enthusiasm of the factory workers at GPC. Active spiritual intelligence and non-active spiritual knowledge are two separate things. The distinguishing factor is that spiritual intelligence is active, applying your spirituality too your everyday life, while spiritual knowledge is simply having the knowledge without the application. Throughout this study Isfahani and Nobakht were careful about knowing the difference and applying it to their study.
The study was conducted in a questionnaire/survey style. Of the 350 employees at the GPC, 183 questionnaires were DISTRIBUTED and 156 were returned. Software SPSS18 and AMOS18 were used to find the data analysis of the questionnaire, and the results were charted in tables showing the correlations between the variables being researched. The survey involved questions regarding and testing the staff’s personal experiences with transcendence, patience, forgiveness, and spiritual experiences, and how these effected their overall happiness. The results showed that spiritual intelligence, transcendental consciousness, and forgiveness all have a significantly high positive correlation with the overall happiness of the employees at the Golpayegan Petrochemical Company. However, the results also concluded that patience has no significant correlation with the happiness of the staff. Overall, the results of the study corresponded with the hypothesis of the study.
Although this study was performed to show the correlations between the variables...