The Prediction of the Quality of Life in Individuals who have Blood Pressure through Differentiation Dimensions with respect to the Mediating Role of Moral Foundations
Fatemeh Salimi Alavijeh1, Hooman Namvar2, Roghayeh Pazira3
The goal of this research is to develop a conceptual and experimental model and also codify a scientific model that can explain the quality of life in patients who have blood pressure and on the other hand provide a scientific and experimental base for identifying the psychological factors (differentiation of self) and the mediating role of moral foundations in the quality of life in patients who have blood pressure in Iranian culture. In order to do so, 425 patients were selected by purposive sampling from the patients who have blood pressure and come to Ghaem specialized hospital in Karaj in 2015. The patients completed the questionnaires of the quality of life (SF-36), differentiation of self inventory (DSI) and moral foundations questionnaire (MFQ30) verbally and non-verbally. In order to analyze the data, the conventional methods in descriptive statistics and structural equations were used and the data were analyzed by SPSS and LISREL software. Finally, modeling of structural equations showed that the exogenous variables (emotional reactivity, my reaction, emotional cutoff and fusion with others) don’t have a direct influence on the quality of life but the indirect influence of these four exogenous variables on the quality of life is significant at 0/01 level. The endogenous variable of moral foundations on the quality of life has a direct influence (0/30) and it is statistically significant at 0/01 level. In addition to it, the direct influence of emotional reactivity, I-position, emotional cutoff and fusion with others on the quality of life are statistically significant at 0/01 level.