Predicting Moral Intelligence: An Examination of the Influence of the Five Major Personality Factors among Students at the World Islamic Sciences and Education University

Fadia Alsmeheen

Abstract


The primary objective of this study was to examine the five major personality factors and assess the extent of moral intelligence among students at the World Islamic Sciences University. Additionally, the research aimed to identify the predictive capacity of the five major personality factors on moral intelligence. The study involved a sample of 665 students from the World Islamic Sciences University. To measure these variables, scales were developed for both the five major personality factors and moral intelligence. The study findings revealed that conscientious vigilance emerged as one of the predominant factors among the students. Furthermore, the overall level of moral intelligence was determined to be of a moderate degree. The findings further demonstrated that personality factors,   including neuroticism, conscientiousness, kindness, and openness to experience,   collectively played a significant role in explaining the variations in moral intelligence levels. Notably, the study revealed statistically significant differences in the neurotic factor  and moral intelligence.  However, no statistically significant differences, at the 0.05 significance level, were observed in other personality factors (extroversion, openness to experience, conscientiousness, kindness) based on the gender variable. As a recommendation, the study emphasized the importance of enhancing students' personalities and enriching their knowledge and experiences. It suggested that university deans and student affairs staff should organize lectures aimed at fostering the development of desired personal traits. These initiatives would contribute to instilling values and ethical standards,  thereby nurturing creative and ethical young leaders.


Keywords


Moral intelligence; personality; students; university

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