Predictive Relationship of Spirituality with Negative Emotional States in Mothers of Children with Thalassemia
This study aimed to examine the predictive relationship of spirituality with negative emotional states (Depression, Anxiety and Stress) among mothers of children with thalassemia. The sample of this study consisted of 150 mothers of children who were suffering with thalassemia with age range of 35 years to 50 years (Mean age = 37.71, SD = 3.69). Data was gathered from different centers of thalassemia of Karachi, Pakistan. The Demographic Form, Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale (Underwood & Teresi, 2002) and Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (Habib, 2010) were administered on all participants. Linear Regression Analysis revealed spirituality a strong predictor of negative emotional states. A significant positive relationship between spirituality and negative emotional states among mothers of children with thalassemia is shown. Further directions and implications for future researches are proposed.