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International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report Inventory (SISRI-24). Two hundred thirteen undergraduate students in Hong Kong completed the Chinese SISRI-24, the Meaning of Life Questionnaire, the Metapersonal Self-Construal Scale, and the Satisfaction with Life Scale to allow examination of internal reliability and construct validity. Confirmatory factor analysis was also performed to examine whether the model of King and DeCicco (2009) fit our data. Our results indicated that the full scale of the Chinese SISRI-24 and its four subscales had acceptable internal reliability. The results also showed a positive relationship between spiritual intelligence and metapersonal self-construal. However, no significant relationship was reported between spiritual intelligence and life satisfaction. As such, construct validity was low to moderate. This study can be considered a foundation for understanding and measuring spiritual intelligence among undergraduate students in Hong Kong. Future research directions are suggested.

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