Spiritual intelligence and its related factors in the students of Sanandaj Universities, Iran, 2015

Ahmad Vahabi, Arezoo Vahabi, Boshra Vahabi, Daem Roshani, Mahnaz Sayyadi

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v6i3.332

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Spiritual intelligence is the capacity of human to ask final questions about the meaning of life and the unified relationship between us and the universe. The present study was done to determine spiritual intelligence and its related factors among the students of the universities of Sanandaj, Iran, in 2015.

METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional research. The study population included students of Kurdistan University, Islamic Azad University of Sanandaj, and Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences. 902 students were selected using cluster sampling method. A two-part questionnaire including demographic characteristics and 29 questions about spiritual intelligence was used. The data were analyzed using SPSS software.

RESULTS: The mean total score of spiritual intelligence was 116.43 ± 15.65. 453 (50.6%) subjects had high spiritual intelligence. There was a positive correlation between age and spiritual intelligence of the students (r = 0.02, P = 0.61). Moreover, there was a significant statistical difference between spiritual intelligence and university (P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: The results showed that the spiritual intelligence of the most students was satisfactory and good. Considering the high spiritual intelligence score of the studied students, it is expected that most of them have a good performance, especially in the field of education.


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Intelligence; Spirituality; Students; Universities

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