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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(15), 1086-1095
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-15-6
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Spiritual Intelligence and the Differences among Gifted and Non-gifted Students, According to Gender and Class Level

Khalid Abdallah hammouri1, and Sara Abdulaziz Alenzi2

1Department of Special Education College of Education, king Khalid University, K.S.A

2The Ministry of Education in Kuwait

Pub. Date: September 30, 2016

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Khalid Abdallah hammouri and Sara Abdulaziz Alenzi. Spiritual Intelligence and the Differences among Gifted and Non-gifted Students, According to Gender and Class Level. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(15):1086-1095. doi: 10.12691/education-4-15-6

Abstract

This study aimed to recognize the spiritual intelligence level and the differences among gifted and non-gifted students, in Jordan, according to gender and class level, this study sample consisted of (556) male and female students, (226) of them are gifted, selected from King Abdullah II schools for excellence, (300) of them are non-gifted, selected from Al-Zarqaa governorate schools, and the sample were distributed into two groups: the intermediate level and the secondary level, during the first semester of the year (2015/2016), the gifted were selected intentionally as they achieved the certified excellence criteria, while the non-gifted students s were selected randomly, and the spiritual intelligence scale was applied on them -that prepared and developed by (Al- Dabee) on the Arabic environment. The study results indicated the following: -The spiritual intelligence level was high among the gifted and non-gifted students. -There are statistically significant differences of spiritual intelligence level; due to (gifted/non-gifted) students' achievement, and the differences were in favour of gifted students. -There are statistically significant differences of the educational level variable among gifted and non-gifted students, and the differences were in favour of the secondary level. -There are no statistically significant differences of gender variable among gifted and non-gifted students.-There are no statistically significant differences due to the interaction between gender and educational level among gifted students, except meditation in the universe, and the differences were in favour of females in the primary level, and in favour of males in the secondary level. -There are no differences due to the interaction between gender and educational level among non-gifted students in all spiritual intelligence domains, except spiritual practice domain, and the differences were in favour of females in the higher primary level.

Keywords:
statistically significant gifted student

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