Spiritual Intelligence in Prisoners and Non-Prisoners of Mazandaran Province
Ali Razipour Jouybari 1, Masoumeh Nozari 2, Azam Nozari 3
1 MA of Low, Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, Iran
2 MA of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch, Iran
3 Ms of statistical
Abstract: Spiritual intelligence makes people gain an insight when facing life events and incidents. It also makes them not to be scared of life difficulties. The study aims to compare spiritual intelligence in prisoners and non- prisoners. In a cross-sectional design study, 678 individuals were selected by cluster sampling method. Data were collected through questionnaire including Spiritual intelligence Inventory. Analysis of the data involved T test. The results indicate difference in spiritual intelligence at Prisoners and Non-Prisoners. The results showed spiritual intelligence mean is greater in the group of prisoners. According to these findings, people turn to God and spirituality in difficult situations in order to get rid of problems. Given that spirituality could have a positive effect on cognitive and behavioral performance, spiritual educations in society could prevent the occurrence of crimes in difficult situations.
[Razipour Jouybari A, Nozari M, Nozari A. Spiritual Intelligence in Prisoners and Non-Prisoners of Mazandaran Province. J Am Sci 2013; 9(6):578-580]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 72
Keywords: Spiritual intelligence; Prisoners; Crime Full Text 72