TITLE

Moral Intelligence of faculty members and Educational -- Administrative Managers of Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord

AUTHOR(S)
Arfa, Atefeh; Sharifi, Tayebeh; Siyadat, Seyed Ali; Ghasemi, Mohammad; Sharifi-Kheirabadi, Rasoul
PUB. DATE
May 2014
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Sciences Research;2014, Vol. 10 Issue Special, p418
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Moral intelligence is the ability to distinguish right from wrong, correct choice and finally moral behavior. Borba defines moral intelligence as the capacity to understand right from wrong, having strong moral convictions and act on them and appropriate behavior. The purpose of this study is to determine the level of moral intelligence of faculty members and Educational-Administration Managers of Shahrekord Islamic Azad University, Iran. This study is a descriptive-analytical research which was conducted sectionally in 2011-2012. Research population consisted of 270 faculty members and educational-administrative managers of Shahrekord Islamic Azad University, out of whom, 94 individuals were selected using relative stratified random sampling. Since there was no standard questionnaire regarding Borba's assessment of the seven components of moral intelligence, the researchers designed a closed answer Likert scale questionnaire, and determined its validity and reliability. To determine its validity, initially face and content validity was established; then the questionnaire was conducted on 100 participants to determine the validity and reliability and factor analysis was performed as well. The obtained 96/0 for KMO indicated that the data were suitable for factor analysis and based on Bartlett's test of sphericity were significant. Then for accepting or rejecting the factors parallel analysis was used. Totally all of the factors were confirmed with 7/49% of the variance. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated for the entire test as 97/0. The data for this study were collected by this questionnaire and were analyzed. The results showed that in comparison to zero assumed mean moral intelligence of faculty members and Educational-Administrative Managers of Shahrekord Islamic Azad University is at the highest level (the level of "often" or "always"). Desired level of moral intelligence of faculty members and Educational - Administrative managers of university can play an effective role in the development of students' moral behavior. However we can improve the situation through approaches such as encouraging moral behaviors.
ACCESSION #
96976807

 

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