Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Carlos V. Guzman
The Perceived Impact of the Five Domains of Spiritual Intelligence on the California Community College Administrators on the Integrated Spiritual Intelligence Scale and Their Ability to Lead by Senorina S. Saldivar Purpose: The purpose of this mixed method study was to explore and describe the perceived impact and use of the five areas (consciousness, grace, meaning, transcendence and truth) of Integrated Spiritual Intelligence Scale (ISIS) on California Community College CalWORKs Directors/Coordinators’ leadership. Methodology: This mixed-method study explored and described the perceived impact that the five areas of ISIS (consciousness, grace, meaning, transcendence and truth) have on eight California Community College (CCC) CalWORKs Directors/Coordinators’ leadership. The research designed consisted of qualitative and quantitative data. Amram’s (2007a) short version of ISIS was used for the quantitative area of the study. The ISIS questionnaire was used to identify the five domains of spiritual intelligence (SI). Once the five domains were identified, interviews were used to collect the qualitative data. Findings. The qualitative findings suggest that CCC CalWORKs Directors/Coordinators answers to the interview yield six major themes, which are: perceptions of: consciousness, meaning, grace, transcendence, truth, and other related qualities of good leaders. The quantitative findings showed that the eight CCC CalWORKs Directors/Coordinators use all of the five domains of ISIS, but consciousness and meaning had the higher scores. Overall, findings revealed participants leveraged spiritual intelligence in their leadership, to varying degrees.
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Saldivar, Senorina, "The Perceived Impact of the Five Areas of Spiritual Intelligence of California Community College Administrators on the Integrated Spiritual Intelligence Scale and Their Ability to Lead" (2022). Dissertations. 471.