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The relationship between spiritual intelligence and mental health among athletes and non-athletes

Ghasem Elyasi, Sonia Esmaeel Zadeh and Mir Hamid Salehian

The overall goal of the research is to investigate the relationship between athletes and non-athletes on the mental health and spiritual intelligence. The methodology of the present study was based on correlation and the statistical sample consists of 1570 male students of Azad University of Sarab. 115 athletes and 157 non-athletes were selected as the sample by using Morgan table. In order to measure of variables, collecting data and other required information, the researcher used from the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and spiritual intelligence. In order to analysis data, the researcher also used descriptive and inferential statistics, and other hand; to answer the hypotheses, Pearson's r test and independent T-Test was used to test mean differences. The results indicated that there is no relationship between spiritual intelligence expert and novice athletes and non-athletes of different sports and athletes. There was no significant difference between mental health of athletes and non-athletes. The mental health team sports and individual athletes with no significant difference between expert and novice. The results showed that the mental health of athletes and non-athletes with intellectual intelligence and significant inverse relationship was found.