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Role of Psychological Capital and Spiritual Transcendence in Quality of Life Among Social Workers

OPUS: HR Journal

Volume 8 Issue 2

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Samina Bano, Teena Wadhera, Amika Sevak | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.
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Abstract

Certain professions are demanding and often the cause of stress among the professionals. One such profession is social work. Social workers being in a challenging role, provide help and support to improve outcomes in peoples lives. It is not easy for social workers to deal with job related stress. Despite challenging and stressful work life, they opt to be in this profession. Present study is an attempt to find out some contributing factors for sustaining in stressful professions like this. Various studies have revealed that psychological capital and spiritual transcendence play an important role in adding value to ones life. The aim of the present study was to find out the relationship between Psychological Capital, Spiritual Transcendence and Quality of Life. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 60 social workers, with minimum two years of experience working in NGOs of Delhi. A correlation method was used with one group design. The tools administered were ASPIRES, PCQ and WHOQOL-BREF. The obtained data was used to analyze the results. All the variables were significantly related with each other. Psychological capital and spiritual transcendence came out as a significant predictor of quality of life in social workers. Hence they help to sustain in this profession with positivity.

Keywords: Spirituality, Spiritual Transcendence, Psychological Capital, Quality of Life

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