Article Title: The Moderating Role of Spiritual Intelligence on the relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Identity Development in Adolescents

Author(s): Dr. Wu Cisheng, Badar Jamala, Muhammad Aqeel, Muhammad Sanaullah Shah, Ammar Ahmed & Mahvia Gul

Institute(s): School of Management, Hefei University Of Technology, P.R .China; Department of Psychology, Foundation University, Rawalpindi; School of Management, Hefei University Of Technology, P.R .China; Department of Psychology, Foundation University, Rawalpindi

Journal: Foundation University Journal Of Psychology, 2017, Vol. 1, No. 1, 78-103

Correspondence Address: Badar Jamala Department of Psychology, Rawalpindi Campus. Pakistan. Email: badar.saeed5@yahoo.com

Abstract

Current study was planned to investigate the moderating role of spiritual intelligence on the relationship between emotional intelligence and identity development in adolescent students. Purposive convenient sampling technique employed based on cross-sectional design. Participants were included from different colleges, and schools of twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan. Sample comprised of 200 students (Male n = 100, Female n = 100) with age ranged from 12 to 18 years (M = 16.53, SD = 1.69). Three scales were employed to measure spiritual intelligence, emotional intelligence and identity development in adolescence students. Results revealed that Spiritual intelligence was highly related with more emotional intelligence and identity development in current study. Our study results revealed that spiritual intelligence was playing the role of significant moderator on the relationship between emotional intelligence and identity development. This study found that the spiritually intelligent adolescents, who were less emotionally intelligent, had a healthier Identity development than those who were less Spiritually Intelligent.

Keywords. Spiritual intelligence, emotional intelligence, identity development and psychological well-being.