1. Introduction & Instructions

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for agreeing to participate in the Occupational Performance Study. The aim of this study is to examine the ability of an innovative survey, the SQ-i™, to predict performance in the workplace.

The SQ-i™ was originally designed to assess spiritual development defined by its co-authors, Dr. Michael Rock and Dr. Reuven Bar-On, as "the extent to which we are living life according to what we perceive to be important and meaningful." While this concept may be anchored in a religious framework for some individuals, this is not the case for others.

In addition to assessing spiritual development, the co-authors of the SQ-i™ are also interested in examining the degree to which is can predict other types of human behavior and performance such as occupational performance (which is the purpose of the present study).

INSTRUCTIONS

You are requested to respond to the 71 SQ-i™ items below, which typically takes 20 minutes to complete. Please respond to all of the items in one sitting.

Following each item, in the form of brief sentences, you will be presented with the following 5 response possibilities:

1 = Doesn’t describe me at all
2 = Describes me rarely
3 = Describes me sometimes
4 = Describes me often
5 = Describes me perfectly

Please respond to each sentence, openly and honestly, by marking the response that best describes the degree to which it relates to the way you are, feel, think or behave most of the time. This questionnaire contains a number of sentences that are not related to spiritual development but were included to examine the accuracy of the responses.

You will also notice that a few of the items are very similar. This was intentionally done for specific reasons related to the scoring and assessment process.

After completing the SQ-i™, you will be asked a few additional questions for research purposes. It is important to know that your name and responses are encrypted, which means that it will be impossible to associate your responses with you personally.

Before beginning, please enter your name, age, gender as well as the name of your organization and organizational unit.

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* 1. First Name:

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* 2. Last Name:

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* 4. Gender:

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* 5. The name of your organization or company:

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* 6. The name of your organizational department, division or unit:

Please respond to the following 71 SQ-i™ items below, which are followed by 10 additional questions.

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* 7. I have discovered what has been overlooked or neglected in my life.

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* 8. I have tried to find more meaning, purpose and fulfillment in life.

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* 9. I am developing and growing spiritually -- namely becoming more involved with what I feel are my ultimate concerns in life.

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* 10. My level of spiritual development -- which is living according to what is ultimately important and meaningful -- is a guiding force that helps me navigate through life.

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* 11. Others can see how my day-to-day living is affected by what I believe is most important.

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* 12. I feel a sense of harmony with myself, others and the world around me.

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* 13. I am satisfied with everything I do.

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* 14. I have, or have had, an innermost desire for something more meaningful.

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* 15. I have discovered things that will bring more meaning to my life.

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* 16. I am exploring, or have explored, how to grow spiritually.

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* 17. Relying upon what I believe to be ultimately important in life helps me deal with challenges.

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* 18. By observing the way I live, others can tell how my sense of spirituality guides my lifestyle.

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* 19. I have achieved inner peace and balance in my life.

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* 20. I’m satisfied with everything my family has done.

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* 21. I have wanted something that I can devote my time and energy to.

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* 22. I devote, or have devoted, time for self-reflection in order to find what has been overlooked in my life.

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* 23. Things that have happened in life have increased my sense of what is truly important.

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* 24. When faced with dilemmas, challenges and difficult choices, my spirituality guides me through.

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* 25. My sense of spirituality -- based on my ultimate concerns in life -- is a very important part of who I am and what I do.

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* 26. It is how I do what I do on a daily basis that shows I have effectively combined the spiritual with the mental, social and moral aspects of who I am.

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* 27. I enjoy everything I do.

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* 28. I would like, or have wanted, to feel a sense of oneness with the universe or with some higher force or power.

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* 29. I am looking, or have looked, beyond myself to attain something more in life.

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* 30. I can describe how my sense of spirituality -- of what is truly important to me -- has developed and grown.

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* 31. I draw on my sense of spirituality to understand and solve problems.

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* 32. What guides the way I live is my sense of spirituality -- that which concerns me the most in life.

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* 33. I think that my overall sense of contentment and well-being is self-evident.

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* 34. I’m convinced that everyone is good in this world.

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* 35. I have felt that there must be something more that will energize me and make my life truly worth living.

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* 36. I am making, or have made, an honest attempt to determine what really concerns me in life and find activities that are truly worth pursuing.

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* 37. I can explain what has helped me develop and grow spiritually.

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* 38. My sense of spirituality -- of what is ultimately important -- helps me make the right choices.

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* 39. I can describe how my spirituality is reflected in the way I live my life on a daily basis.

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* 40. Those who know me well can tell I'm at peace with myself and the world around me.

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* 41. I can get along with anyone.

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* 42. I have known for some time that there must be something more that will make me feel at peace with myself and others.

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* 43. I am trying, or have tried, to figure out what may have been overlooked to make my life more complete and fulfilling (the person that I want to become and the life I want to live).

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* 44. I have taken part in activities, read books or belonged to groups that have allowed me to grow spiritually and experience the spiritual side of my life.

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* 45. I try to draw upon my spiritual wisdom -- knowledge of what is truly important and meaningful -- to set and achieve goals that will, hopefully, enrich my life and the lives of others.

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* 46. I can give examples of how my daily activities reflect my spirituality.

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* 47. People who are close to me can tell that I have attained a sense of harmony and inner peace in the way I live my life.

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* 48. I relate well with everyone.

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* 49. I have been aware that there must be something more that will make me feel truly content, fulfilled and complete.

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* 50. I am searching, or have searched, for something that would make me feel truly at peace with myself, others and the world around me.

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* 51. I feel that my sense of spirituality -- my involvement in what truly concerns me in life -- has developed and grown over time.

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* 52. Those who are close to me know that spirituality has enriched my life.

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* 53. Most of my actions are based on my spiritual beliefs of what is important and meaningful.

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* 54. I have effectively combined and balanced my beliefs about what is truly important with other personal attributes and strengths.

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* 55. I’m nice to everyone.

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* 56. I have known that there must be something that will make me feel a sense of completeness as well as connectedness with others and the world around me.

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* 57. I'm looking, or have looked, for something truly meaningful to which I can devote my time and energy.

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* 58. I can describe how I've experienced personal growth from a spiritual perspective.

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* 59. My spirituality -- knowledge of what is truly important -- enhances my life and the lives of others around me.

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* 60. I am living by my core spiritual beliefs and values according to that which is truly meaningful to me.

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* 61. I am able to combine and balance my sense of spirituality with other important aspects of my being in order to enhance my ability to behave intelligently, perform effectively and achieve overall well-being.

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* 62. I think that everyone likes me.

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* 63. I ask, or have asked, myself what I would really like to do to change my life and the life of others for the better.

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* 64. I have explored ways of making my life more meaningful.

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* 65. I am able, figuratively, to measure my spiritual growth and how far I've progressed on my journey of living a more meaningful life.

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* 66. My spiritual development plays an important role in enriching my life and, hopefully, the lives of those around me.

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* 67. My daily life and the way I live it is influenced by my sense of spirituality.

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* 68. I am able to apply my intellect, emotional competencies and social skills together with my sense of spirituality to effectively do the things I do on a daily basis.

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* 69. Nothing annoys me.

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* 70. I have felt as if I will eventually have a purpose or mission in life.

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* 71. I have searched for something that has more than monetary value.

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* 72. I can explain the effect my spiritual growth and development has had on me.

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* 73. My spirituality -- sense of what is truly important -- has had a very positive impact on my personal, social and professional life.

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* 74. My sense of spirituality impacts the way I think, behave and act on a daily basis.

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* 75. My belief in what is ultimately important combines with my intellect, sense of morality and social skills to help me effectively cope with life.

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* 76. I’ve never been angry.

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* 77. I understand what is meant by "spirituality" as the term is applied in this questionnaire.

You are kindly requested to address the following 10 questions related to: (a) how you responded to this questionnaire; (b) your current job; and (c) the overall area of what many people consider "spirituality" to be. As was previously stated, your responses will be used exclusively for research purposes and will not be used in any other manner whatsoever.

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* 78. I responded openly, honestly and accurately to the above questions.

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* 79. How did your latest performance rating describe your current performance (even though the categories below may be different from those used by your organization)?

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* 80. Irrespective of the most recent performance rating you received, how would you personally describe your performance at work?

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* 81. What is the stress level of your current job?

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* 82. During the past 12 months, approximately how many days have you been absent from work because of medical, family and/or other personal reasons?

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* 83. How satisfied are you with your work?

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* 84. Are you interested in finding another job?

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* 85. Please indicate the degree to which you are religious, where “1” is not religious and “10” is very religious:

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* 86. Please indicate the degree to which you are spiritual, where “1” is not spiritual and “10” is very spiritual:

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* 87. Please indicate the degree to which you typically feel morally obligated to do the right thing, where “1” is not obligated and “10” is very obligated:

Thank you for responding to the above questions and participating in the Occupational Performance Study.

Please click on the "Done" button below to submit your responses and exit this survey.
 
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