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Religious Orientation and its Relation to Spiritual Intelligence

Albursan, Ismael S, AlQudah, Mohammad F, Bakhiet, Salaheldin F., , Abduljabbar, Adel S, Alghamdi, Michaeel A
Published in Scientific Journal Publishers
Volume: 44
   
Issue: 8
Pages: 1281 - 1295
Abstract

We explored the relationship between religious orientation and spiritual intelligence. Specifically, we examined differences in spiritual intelligence by grade, type of school, and student achievement level. Participants were 142 students in the 7th and 10th grades, who were randomly selected from Al-Taif schools in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For data collection, we used Al-Ruwaitea's Religious Orientation Scale with its 4 dimensions of religiousness: personal extrinsic, social extrinsic, intrinsic, and quest, and we also developed a scale of spiritual intelligence (SI) for use in this study. Data analysis revealed statistically significant differences in SI by type of school, in favor of religious schools. There was no difference in SI by grade. Multiple regression analysis results showed that extrinsic socially oriented religiousness was the only religious orientation that was a significant predictor of SI.

About the journal
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
PublisherScientific Journal Publishers
Open AccessNo