Article Title: Workplace Spirituality, Self-esteem, and Psychological Well-being Among Mental Health Professionals

Author(s): Samina Awan and Aisha Sitwat

Institute(s): Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 2014, Vol. 29, No. 1, 125-149

Correspondence Address: Samina Awan Centre for Clinical Psychology, University of the Punjab, 341 Sector P, DHA Phase I, Lahore, Pakistan. E-mail: Samena.simi@gmail.com

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between workplace spirituality, self esteem and psychological well being and to investigate the predictors of psychological well-being in mental health professionals. The participants were consisted of 120 mental health professionals which includes 30 psychiatrists with mean age 36.3 (SD = 10.8), 30 psychologists with mean age 33.3 (SD = 8.9), 30 nurses with mean age 31.1 (SD = 10.0) and 30 attendants with mean age (M = 34.9, SD = 10.7) were recruited from different Hospitals and Clinics of Lahore. Purposive Sampling technique was employed in the study. Instruments used in the study were: Spirituality at Work (Ashmos & Duchon, 2000). Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) and Ryff Psychological Well Being Scale (Ryff, 1989). The results of the study revealed significant positive association of workplace spirituality and self esteem with psychological well-being among mental health professionals. Self esteem and workplace spirituality were predictors of psychological well being.

Keywords: Workplace spirituality, self-esteem and psychological well-being