Spiritual Intelligence, Perceived stress and Psychological Well-Being of Adolescents

Page: 92-97

Gayathri Belram, and Venkatesh Kumar G.

University of Mysore, Mysuru, India

The purpose of this study is to find out if any relation exists between spiritual intelligence with perceived stress and psychological well-being in adolescents. Adolescence is a critical stage of life with various changes in physical, psychological and emotional spheres. Spiritual intelligence is a higher state of mind. Therefore, possessing it may help to adapt to these challenges in a constructive way. Hence, the influence of spiritual intelligence on perceived stress and psychological wellbeing was examined. The study was conducted on 110 males and females each (sample= 220) of an age range of 15-17 years. The tools used were Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report Inventory (SISRI-24), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Ryff’s Psychological Well-Being scale. Correlation was done on the data. A significant negative correlation between spiritual intelligence and perceived stress and a significant positive correlation between spiritual intelligence and psychological well-being was found. Therefore, the hypotheses were accepted. Hence it was concluded that spiritual intelligence helps in reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing.

Keywords: spiritual intelligence, perceived stress and psychological well-being

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