Effect of Spiritual Intelligence on Identity Formation Among Adolescents
Keywords:Spirituality, Spiritual Intelligence, Identity Formation
AbstractSpirituality is the broad idea of a faith in something beyond the self. Spiritual intelligence (SQ) is our ability for creating significance, vision and worth. An identity is a person’s sense of self defined by a set of physical, psychological, and interpersonal qualities which is not entirely shared with someone else. This study aims to establish the effect of spiritual intelligence on identity formation. Adolescent stage is important step for mental and social development. Identity crisis in this stage can lead to psychological problems in adolescents. During the teenage time, many teenagers face problems related to their identity, they feel confused about who they are, what moral values are ethically right for them or what they should adopt, which future career path best suits them, where do I suited or fit in the society and many plethora of questions like this arise in their mind. At this stage they also trying to cope up with the changes in their body images which take place at this stage. It is essential for adolescent to make their identity. But many people face problems and wrestle during this phase, many of them able to discover their true identity and rest got in to identity crisis. A sample of 100 adolescents was taken between the age group of 16-18 years through convience sampling method. Two psychological tools were used: Spiritual Intelligence Questionnaire by Abdollahzadeh (2009) and Aspects of Identity Questionnaire (AIQ-IV) by Cheek, J. M. ; Briggs, S. R.(2013). Findings from the study suggest that there is no significance between these two variables.
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