Paper Information

Journal:   KNOWLEDGE & RESEARCH IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 15 , Number 2 (56); Page(s) 4 To 13.
 
Paper: 

PATH ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF SPIRITUAL AND MORAL INTELLIGENCE ON SELF-ACTUALIZATION AND LIFE SATISFACTION IN THE OLD AGED IN ISFAHAN

 
 
Author(s):  EMAMI ZAHRA*, MOLAVI HOSSEIN, KALANTARY MEHRDAD
 
* GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY OF ISFAHAN (KHORASEGAN)
 
Abstract: 

The aim of study was to determine the effects of spiritual and moral intelligence on self-actualization and life satisfaction in the old aged persons in Isfahan based on structural equations modeling. The research method was correlation. The statistical population included all 128581 old aged people in Isfahan city in the year (2011) that were at least 60 years old. From this population 100 persons (44 females and 56 males) were randomly selected via multi- stage cluster sampling from 8 areas of Isfahan city. To collect the data, the following questionnaires were used: Self-Actualization (Maslo, 1977), Life Satisfaction Index (LSI, Neugarten&Havighurst, 1998), Spiritual Intelligence (King, 2008), and Moral Intelligence (Lennick&Kiel, 2005). Data analysis was done by applying SPSS-19 software. The alpha coefficients and also were satisfactory. The results of path analysis showed that the effects of moral intelligence on self-actualization and life satisfaction, are significant (P<0.01). But the effects of spiritual intelligence on the two variables were not significant.

 
Keyword(s): SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE, MORAL INTELLIGENCE, SELF-ACTUALIZATION, LIFE SATISFACTION, OLD AGED
 
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