Status of Workplace Spiritual Intelligence among Secondary School Teachers
Keywords:spiritual intelligence, work place spiritual intelligence, importance and secondary school teachers
Spiritual intelligence provides an active, unity, and meaningful centre for soul to help people think profoundly about essential subjects and try to solve their daily problems. The characteristics of developed spiritual intelligence are a high degree of self-awareness, having the capacity of flexibility, having the capacity of dealing with pains and its development, tend to ask questions of why or how, and search for key answers, getting inspire of the imaginations and values. Work place Spirituality involves a sense of wholeness, connectedness at work and deeper values. Efficiency of teaching varies according to teachers spiritual intelligence. In the present preview of progression and rejuvenation in different spheres of life in 21st century, students need to develop the qualities of both head and heart and which may possibly be done with effective teaching by spiritually smart and intelligent teachers. The present study aims to find out the work place spiritual intelligence of secondary school teachers in relation to their gender, religion and caste as well as the work place spiritual intelligence of secondary school teachers based on six dimensions of spiritual intelligence. Descriptive survey method was used for this study. The sample consists of 100 secondary school teachers from Jalpaiguri District. The work place spiritual intelligence scale developed by Dhar and Dhar (2010) was used to collect the data. The findings revealed that the secondary school teachers have moderate level of work place spiritual intelligence. No significant difference was found in work place spiritual intelligence of secondary school teachers in relation to gender and religion. But significant difference was found in the work place spiritual intelligence of secondary school teachers in relation to their caste. Difference was found in the work place spiritual intelligence of secondary school teachers based on the six dimensions of spiritual intelligence.
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