Spiritual Intelligence and i-E Locus af Control: a Relationship Study
Spiritual intelligence is the ability to understand themselves and others. I-E locus of control refers to the
extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them. Previous studies indicate that personality variables such as emotional intelligence, self-monitoring and I-E locus of control may influence
spiritual intelligence. However, this study examined the relative effect of I-E locus of control on spiritual intelligence
among school teachers. Stratified random sampling was employed in selecting hundred and seventeen teachers from
ten schools. Data was collected through two instruments namely Spiritual Intelligence and I-E Locus of Control Scales.
Correlation and ANOVA were used to test the hypotheses. The results indicated that there was no significant relationship between I-E locus of control and spiritual intelligence. On the other hand respondents belonging to different experience groups were heterogeneous on their scores on spiritual intelligence. On the basis of these findings, it is suggested that institutions may focus on spiritual intelligence while recruiting teachers and while identifying training needs
and deciding training programs for them.