How to Measure Spiritual Sensitivity at the IT User's Workplace? The Construction Process and Method of Validation of Spiritual Sensitivity Inventory (SSI)

Ekonometria = Econometrics, 2016, Nr 2 (52), pp. 53-76, 2016

28 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2017

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Maria Straś-Romanowska

University of Wroclaw

Jolanta Kowal

Wroclaw University, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, Institute of Psychology

Magdalena Kapala

University of Wroclaw

Date Written: April 20, 2016

Abstract

This article outlines the creation of tools to measure spiritual sensitivity – Spiritual Sensitivity Inventory (SSI), starting from the assumptions underlying the source of its creation, through a phase of theoretical analysis of the construct used for development of an experimental method, a quantitative validation of the inventory, ending with a validation of quality, i.e. narrative interviews conducted in order to confirm the theoretical accuracy of the SSI. The authors clarify the construct of spiritual sensitivity, describe a deductive strategy for questionnaire creation, indicate the potential theoretical and methodological problems encountered by psychologists studying spirituality, present a spectrum of validation procedures and their ultimate effect – an accurate and reliable psychometric tool – the Spiritual Sensitivity Inventory. A developed spiritual sensitivity is beneficial not only in relationships between people but also in the educational, professional and social domain. In this light, an accurate and reliable diagnostic tool can be used in a business environment and organization.

Keywords: to measure spiritual sensitivity, questionnaire construction, questionnaire validation, validity and reliability of the questionnaire, Spiritual Sensitivity Inventory, IT users, model of ethical competencies aspects.

JEL Classification: J00, J20, J30, J39, J40, M00, M50

Suggested Citation

Straś-Romanowska, Maria and Kowal, Jolanta and Kapala, Magdalena, How to Measure Spiritual Sensitivity at the IT User's Workplace? The Construction Process and Method of Validation of Spiritual Sensitivity Inventory (SSI) (April 20, 2016). Ekonometria = Econometrics, 2016, Nr 2 (52), pp. 53-76, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2901579

Maria Straś-Romanowska

University of Wroclaw ( email )

50-384 Wroclaw
Grunwaldzki 2/4, Lower Silesia Province 50-137
Poland

Jolanta Kowal (Contact Author)

Wroclaw University, Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences, Institute of Psychology ( email )

Dawida 1
Wroclaw, woj. dolnoslaskie 50-527
Poland
+48609445999 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.psychologia.uni.wroc.pl

Magdalena Kapala

University of Wroclaw ( email )

50-384 Wroclaw
Grunwaldzki 2/4, Lower Silesia Province 50-137
Poland

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