A four-factor model of spiritual intelligence is first proposed. Supportive evidence is reviewed for the
capacities of critical existential thinking, personal meaning production, transcendental awareness,
and conscious state expansion. Based on this model, a 24-item self-report measure was developed
and modified across two consecutive studies (N = 619 and N = 304, respectively). The final version
of the scale, the Spiritual Intelligence Self-Report Inventory (SISRI-24), displayed excellent internal
reliability and good fit to the proposed model. Correlational analyses with additional measures of
meaning, metapersonal self-construal, mysticism, religiosity, and social desirability offer support
for construct and criterion-related validity. According to both intelligence criteria and current
psychometric standards, findings validate the proposed model and measure of spiritual intelligence.
Future directions are discussed.
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King, D. B., & DeCicco, T. L. (2009). King, D. B., & DeCicco, T. L. (2009). A viable model and self-report measure of spiritual intelligence. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 28(1), 68–85.. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 28 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.24972/ijts.2009.28.1.68