Building ‘Tough Student Character’ through Optimization of Spiritual and Emotional Intelligence: An Action Research

  • Fadlil Yani Ainusyamsi *, Husni Husni

Abstract

This article aims to build a tough student character through the optimization of spiritual intelligence and social intelligence. This participatory action research was conducted at the Madrasah Tsanawiyah Negeri Cijeungjing, Ciamis-Indonesia, a religious education institution located in suburban areas. The results showed that the optimization of emotional intelligence works effectively in building tough student character, with a correlation coefficient of 0.72. This study also proves that the optimization of spiritual intelligence works effectively in building tough student character with a correlation coefficient of 0.69. The combination of emotional intelligence and spiritual intelligence has a significant effect on building tough student character, which is indicated by the number of multiple correlation coefficients of 0.73. Thus, optimizing spiritual intelligence and spiritual intelligence simultaneously contributes approximately 53% to the character of students.

Published
2020-06-01
How to Cite
Fadlil Yani Ainusyamsi *, Husni Husni. (2020). Building ‘Tough Student Character’ through Optimization of Spiritual and Emotional Intelligence: An Action Research. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(06), 8573-8581. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/25306