| Published: December 25, 2015
Spiritual Intelligence: At a Glance!
Today’s adolescents are getting very much affected and exposed to the changing society due to which they are facing much higher levels of stress. One of the many challenges faced by adolescents is academic performance. The adolescence period is the best time to develop positive emotions and training skills, because adolescents are seeking to find their identity and their future personality at this period. The ultimate goal of Education is all round development/holistic development of the student. All round development refers to physical fitness, mentally balanced, emotionally strong, socially adjusted and spiritually uplifted. WHO defines Health as ‘physical, social, mental and Spiritual well being’. Thus, spiritual intelligence is closely related to Education and foundation of Education. The core values of spiritual intelligence which can find natural expression in curriculum includes connectedness, compassion, honesty, responsibility, respect, unity, service. This paper has reviewed the articles about spiritual intelligence, its dimensions, and its related concepts. Spiritual intelligence has a significant role in the quality of life. This paper has tried to put forth the concept of spirituality and spiritual Intelligence/Quotient, its theoretical and scientific background, principles and skills. It can be viewed as a form of intelligence. Spiritual intelligence predicts functioning and adaptation and offers capabilities that enable people to solve problems and attain goals. Understanding spirituality as a kind of intelligence, the psychological conception of spirituality is associated with the rational cognitive processes like goal achievement and problem solving. Thus, this paper is significant to Education field where spiritual intelligence can be introduced to the students through the curriculum which teaches students how to behave with others, how to make decisions and act in everyday stressful world of interacting with difficult people and situations.
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© 2015 I Hema G, V Advani
Received: October 30, 2015; Revision Received: November 29, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015