DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1315

The Efficacy of a Transactional Analysis Training Program for Married University Students' Spiritual Intelligence: A Randomized Controlled Study

Kuo Zhang, Dengfeng Wang


Attention to the various dimensions of intelligence and their role in different psychological, communicational, social and marital processes are becoming widespread and prominent day by day. We conducted a randomized trial in three dispute resolution councils in Xining, western China. We used the scale spiritual intelligence capacity as an indicator of perceived spiritual intelligence and the scale communication skills as an important communication-related outcome variable. The changes in mean spiritual intelligence capacity were significantly higher in the experimental condition than in the control condition. Furthermore, the changes in mean verbal, listening and feedback skills were significantly higher in the experimental condition than in the control condition. An intervention involving transactional analysis training significantly improved perceived spiritual intelligence among married students during the events of life.


Transactional Analysis, Spiritual Intelligence, Married Students, Communication Skills

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