Relationship between Personality Traits and Spiritual Intelligence in Male Students of Shahid Chamran University atAhvaz

Authors

1 Department of Psychology Shahid Chamran University at Ahvaz

2 Department of Psychology Shahid Chamran University at Ahvaz A member of the Talent Bureau in the university

3 Department of Psychology Shahid Chamran University atAhvaz

Abstract

The aim of this research is to expand the evidence relating to spiritual intelligence by determining whether the big five personality traits can predict it. A further goal is to find the direction of this prediction. Two hundred seventy male graduate students of Shahid Chamran University at Ahvaz were selected using the simple random sampling. We employed NEO personality questionnaire to assess the personality traits and King spiritual intelligence scale (SISRI 24) to measure the spiritual intelligence. Results showed that the three personality traits of extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness have statistically significant correlations with spiritual intelligence. Curvilinear regression analysis also revealed a significant quadratic curvilinear relation between neurosis and spiritual intelligence. According to research findings, we conclude that the students with extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness features are more likely to have higher spiritual intelligence while people with higher openness necessarily do not have higher spiritual intelligence. The quadratic curve regression analysis results confirm that people with lower neurosis scores (non-concerned) have the highest scores of spiritual intelligence and people with higher neurosis score (very concerned) have the moderate scores of spiritual intelligence while people with moderate neurosis scores (those with some concern) have the least scores of spiritual intelligence.

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