Document Type : Original Article


1 Makassar State University, Indonesia

2 King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia

3 Jizzakh State Pedagogical University named after Abdulla Kadiri, Uzbekistan

4 Al-Mustaqbal University College, Iraq

5 Rumah Scopus Foundation, Indonesia


The purpose of this culturally embedded research was to investigate the relationship between moral intelligence and self-awareness of a group of teachers. The statistical population of this research included 240 teachers working in Islamic schools in Jakarta, Indonesia. A pair of questionnaires was used to collect the required data. In order to analyze the data, Pearson’s correlation coefficient, multiple regression analysis, and independent sample t-test were used. The findings showed that there is a significant relationship between the teachers’ moral intelligence and self-awareness. Moreover, it was revealed that moral intelligence is a positive predictor of teachers’ self-awareness. Also, the results reported that female teachers’ moral intelligence is higher while their self-awareness is lower than their male counterparts. Overall, it was concluded that, based on the approach of Islamic education and within the rich tapestry of culture and society, moral intelligence and self-awareness are two of the psychological variables that affect teachers’ personality and behavior and can improve their interpersonal relations with students.