RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION, SPIRITUAL UNDERESTANDING, CONCENTRATION
Introduction: concentration is a mental and intellectual state in which all mental, intellectual, and sensory powers of a person are focused on a particular subject, that ensures learning, accurate fulfillment of things, and avoiding possible dangers. Method: The present study is a descriptive-correlational one with respect to purpose and data gathering method. The statistical population included all nurses working in Imam Khomeini Hospital in 2017 including 160 people. 121 people were selected by simple random sampling. Alport and Ross’s religious orientation questionnaire (1950), King's Spiritual Understanding (1993), and Bradbent’s et al. (1982) Cognitive Failure Questionnaire were utilized for data gathering. Data were analyzed using SPSS and AMOS software. Discussion: Pearson correlation coefficient showed that there is a positively significant relationship between religious orientation and spiritual understanding and between religious orientation and nurses' concentration; however there is no significant relationship between spiritual understanding and concentration level. Also, the coefficient of the effect of structural equations showed that there is a significant relationship between nurses' gender and their spiritual understanding. Conclusion: Nursing either in the sense of taking care, minding, and assisting people who are in need or physically and mentally handicapped, as a medical profession requiring accurate execution of hygiene, treatment, and caring standards, or from the viewpoint of Islam’s rich and productive culture is a holy valuable profession. Hence, considering factors that contribute to the quality of treatment and hygiene services including parameters mentioned in the title of the study should be prioritized.
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