Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Youseung Kim, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Kenya Jones, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Corinne Warrener, Ph.D.


This research examined the relationship between spirituality and emotional intelligence among Black women in higher education. The hypotheses state that spirituality has a positive effect on emotional intelligence.Twenty-nine questions were administered to 110 participants of various demographics. The survey was used to gather data and examined three areas: level of spirituality, level of emotional intelligence, and academic satisfaction. A specific conclusion drawn from the findings suggest that Black women who identify as spiritual and frequently participate in spiritual activities will also have high emotional intelligence.