Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1701

Full Length Research Paper

Existential intelligence among graduate students at the World Islamic Sciences University in Jordan

Esam Abdullah Al Jaddou
  • Esam Abdullah Al Jaddou
  • Department of Special Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, The World Islamic Sciences and Education University (WISE), Amman, Jordan.
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  •  Received: 21 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 21 May 2018
  •  Published: 10 July 2018

Abstract

Existential intelligence is often neglected in literature, especially at the tertiary level. Therefore this study aims to identify the degree of existential intelligence in a sample of graduate students at the World Islamic Sciences University in Jordan. In addition, the study aims to find out whether this degree differs according to a number of variables. The study sample comprised 56 male and female Faculty of Educational Sciences graduate students of 2017/2018 academic year. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, existential intelligence scale was used after the scale’s validity and reliability was examined. The results indicated that the total degree of existential intelligence among graduate students at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at World Islamic Sciences University was average (medium). Furthermore, the results revealed that there were no statistically significant differences in the degree of existential intelligence due to gender, specialization and years of experience, marital status, and work position variables at the significance level of p0.05.

Key words: Existential intelligence, World Islamic Sciences University, Graduate students.