The STAI, or State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) is an instrument that quantifies adult anxiety (a children's version is also available). This particular instrument is used to simplify the separation between state anxiety and trait anxiety, feelings of anxiety and depression. The STAI includes a 40 question response taking approximately 10-20 minutes for completion and the test is given in tens of different languages worldwide. This test is split into the S-Anxiety scale and the T-Anxiety scale, each having 20 items. These tests are answered on the basis of a 1-4 scale, with the focused areas including: worry, tension, apprehension, and nervousness. The current edition is Form Y (STAI Form Y).
Continued research on the assessment and development of emotional and social intelligence competencies represents an opportunity to further both theoretical and applied applications of behavioral science to the management of human capital. While the field has continued to expand over the preceding decades, research has often trailed application, especially as it relates to cross-cultural validity. The purpose of this special issue of Cross Cultural Management - An International Journal serves to focus on cultural issues related to applied use of emotional and social intelligence competencies in diverse cultures. Articles in the special issue include data from various countries including India, Peru, China, Italy, Australia, and the United States. Click here to read more.
Dr Roderick O. Ford has been awarded a Doctor of Letters for his contribution to the understanding of Christian Theology - Law and Religion. Evidence of this contribution is his publications “Jesus Master of Law: A Juridical Science of Christianity and the Law of Equity” and “The Parables of Christ: Commentaries on Jesus of Nazareth’s Interpretations of the Law of Moses”. In recognition of this work the Academic Council of the University awards the above named the degree, Doctor of Letters in Christian Theology - Law and Religion.