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The Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence among Students at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with a Concentration on Improvement of Social Relations

Authors: Azizollah Arbabisarjou, Nasrin Hesabi, Reza Homaei, Khaled Omeidi, Fereshteh Ghaljaei and Nabileh Arish

Int J Med Res Health Sci.596-603 | pdf PDF Full Text

Spiritual intelligence and emotional intelligence can complement each other for purification of human life. On the
one hand, spiritual intelligence strengthens spiritual and religious beliefs, thus establishing good qualities. On the
other hand, emotional intelligence can improve social relationships, control emotions and help individuals progress
towards perfection. This was a descriptive-correlational research where the sample size was estimated to be 424
students at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences selected through multistage cluster sampling. The measurement
tools involved Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) developed by Petrides and Furnham (2003) and
self-administered questionnaire for spiritual intelligence, whose reliability levels were calculated to be 0.84 and
0.87, respectively. The data were analyzed through multiple regression analysis. According to the regression
analysis, the findings suggested that there is a relationship between spiritual intelligence and emotional intelligence.
This relationship was observed in various dimensions of spiritual intelligence and emotional intelligence, between
which a relationship was identified by the current study. Spiritual intelligence leads to more emotional intelligence;
i.e. emotional intelligence strengthens spiritual intelligence.

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