Implementing the Spiritual Leadership Model in the Healthcare Industry in Iran

  •  Mandana Abdizadeh    
  •  Mohsen Malekalketab Khiabani    


The purpose of the present research is to test the spiritual leadership model in the Iranian healthcare industry. Theresearch takes a quantitative approach involving the distribution of 143 questionnaires to different professionals inhealthcare centers in Tehran, Iran. Spiritual leadership creates an intrinsic motivation to achieve organizationaloutcomes. It is a function of seven dimensions: vision, hope/faith, altruistic love, meaning/calling, membership,commitment, and productivity. The authors conduct simple bivariate correlation tests, as well as linear standardand stepwise regression analyses. The findings support the notion that each dimension of spiritual leadership has apositive relationship with spiritual leadership. Among the dimensions, membership (beta coefficient = .890) is themost remarkable. This paper is useful for managers and academics. It can be used by managers of Iranianhealthcare centers to motivate their employees through spiritual leadership and its various components.Furthermore, the model of this study can be implemented in the Iranian healthcare industry and hopefully in otherindustries.

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