What is Consciousness Quotient?

The Consciousness Quotient is a composite psychological construct, including traits, skills, and abilities that allow us to explore and optimize the conscious experience. The Consciousness Quotient includes 15 patterns and facets of the conscious experience: perspective-taking, clarity of discrimination, quality of experience, spirituality-harmony, global self-identity, language use, physical self, energy self, cognition self, non-conceptual self, social-relational interconnectivity, inner growth, multi-modal integration, habitual patterns, awakening skills

CQ-i Score Classification and Standardization

CQ-i scores are classified into six intervals with inclusive labels, that were selected to reflect the evolution in the capacity for being conscious. We limited the number of score categories for practical purposes so that the test-takers would get a meaningful interpretation of their scores. The 6-level classification is the same for the global score and the scales scores.

CQ-i Development Update (December, 2022 – January, 2023)

In December 2023 – January 2023 we revised the CQ-i assessment, based on two researches. The CQ-i v.2020 revised was uploaded online, and we have begun collecting data for future studies. The sample size needed to perform a relevant Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), based on the complex co-variances, has to contain at least 28,200 valid questionnaires. As we continue to gather data through the online assessment platform, CFA will be conducted when the required sample size is reached.

Identifying the Collective Patterns of Conscious Experience Using the Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i)

This study is an exploration of collective patterns of conscious experience, as described by various psychological models, using the CQ-i. An exploratory factor analysis on the online assessment dataset (N = 2,360), combined with our previous meta-research on conceptual convergence of conscious experiences, revealed that conscious experiences appear to have 15 patterns common to all of us. The study provides a conceptual framework for future in-depth studies on collective patterns of self-awareness, inner growth dynamics, and psychological maturity.

Conscious Leadership: Consciousness Quotient Measurement for Employees of Iraqi Oil Products Distribution Company

The study measured the self-awareness levels of the leaders of the Iraqi Petroleum Products Distribution Company, using the CQ-i assessment. The research was conducted on a random sample of 101 members representing the company’s senior leaders.

Papers Presented at The Science of Consciousness Conference, 2019

“Conscious Experience and Cognitive Ability”, by Sona Ahuja, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra; (with Sant Pyari Saxena, Ovidiu Brazdau).
“Does Consciousness Quotient Empower Horizontal Leaders? A Case-Based Approach in Technological Organisations”, by Abhishek Nigam, Rupali Misra, Dayalbagh Educational Institute.

Researching Reciprocal Leadership: Using the CQ-i as a Pilot Methodology to Explore Leadership with the Context of a School-University Partnership

This article looks at the potential of using an online self-completing inventory that measures leadership conscious awareness. The Consciousness Quotient inventory as a method for researching leadership is piloted between a university academic and a primary headteacher in the context of a school-university partnership. Pilot outcomes reveal that the inventory can be used as an evaluation of partnership work and ways of thinking about leadership on two levels: the personal and the partnership.

CQ-i Studies Presented at The Science of Consciousness Conference, 2018

“Consciousness Quotient as a Predictor of Decision Making”, by Kavita Kumar, Kanti Singh Pawar (100 students from the undergraduate and postgraduate classes of Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, were selected and administered the CQ-i).
“Mindfulness Practice as a predictor of the Social and Emotional Consciousness of Secondary level Students”, by Astha Upadhyay, Namrata Singh, Archana Kapoor (The intervention program consisted of yoga and meditation sessions along with certain relaxation exercises).

Conscious Experience, Locus of Control & Religiosity Among Adolescents

The objective of the study was to examine the effect of locus of control on conscious experience and religiosity. The sample consisted of 100 adolescents (50 girls who have an internal locus of control and 50 girls who have an external locus of control). Their age ranged from 18 years to 22 years. Two group design was used. The tools used in the research were Consciousness Quotient Inventory, Religiosity Scale (Bhusan, 1970), and Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966).

Studies Using the Consciousness Quotient Inventory Presented at The Science of Consciousness Conference 2017, Shanghai

“Modelling the neuro-psycho benefits of Eco-human interaction: Integrating Eastern beliefs and Western Science”, by Pooja Sahni, Jyoti Kumar.
“Role of Conscious Experience and Mindfulness in Intuitive and Cognitive Decision Making of Stock Market Investors”, by Rupali Misra, Sumita Srivastava; D. K. Banwet; Abhishek Nigam.

Consciousness Quotient of University Students in Relation to the Academic Achievement

The study was a non-experimental correlation study that was conducted on 150 students (75 graduates, 75 postgraduates) of Faculty of Education, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Results indicated a significant positive correlation between academic achievement and CQ of the students at the two educational levels at the university. These findings confirm a previous study in a different culture (Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania), indicating that CQ-i may have a cross-cultural predictive validity.

Consciousness Quotient: A Predictor for Pro-Environmental Behaviors

“In this study, we explore the relationship between one’s level of consciousness and intensity of pro-environmental behavior through Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i, Brazdau) and Environmental Attitudes Inventory (EAI, Milfont & Duckitt).” Paper presented at The Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, 2016, by Pooja Sahni, Jyoti Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India).

In Search of Conscious Leadership: A Qualitative Study of Postsecondary Educational Leadership

The purpose of this study was to examine the leadership practices of postsecondary educational leaders who are practicing what can be described as responsible and accountable leadership or conscious leadership. Eight senior postsecondary leaders participated in face-to-face interviews designed to identify conscious leadership qualities and practices.

Yoga Asanas and Meditation for 20 Weeks Can Increase Your Consciousness Quotient

An experimental group was trained one hour per session, 3 days per week for 20 weeks, with a set of yoga exercises that included a brief lecture on yoga, 7 yogasanas (Siddhasan, Sarvangasan, Bhujangasan, Paschimottanasan, Padahastasan, Ardhamatsyendrasan and Shavasan) and a meditation based on sound, as trained in the oriental philosophy of Saints (Radhasoami Faith). The results showed a significant increase in the CQ scores, after the intervention.

The Consciousness Quotient: Construct Development and Content Validity Research

The aim of this study was to establish the content validity of a list of traits, skills, and abilities that describe the conscious experience, aggregated under the construct ‘consciousness quotient’ (CQ). After developing the construct, the content validity was evaluated by a panel of 25 experts.

A Correlational Analysis of Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Social and Self–Consciousness

The study aimed at determining the intercorrelations among physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and self-consciousness. The study was conducted on 135 students pursuing teacher education program. Consciousness Quotient Inventory (beta version) was used to collect the required data.

Consciousness Quotient Inventory Administration on Adolescents: Difficulty Level Assessment

The study is based on 100 participants (aged 13 to 17), from different schools in Agra, India. The results indicate that the overall difficulty level of CQ-i was easy to moderate. An age-wise analysis indicates that the difficulty level is relatively higher for younger adolescents (aged 13-14) as compared with older ones (aged 15-17).

Preliminary Development of the Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i): Introducing the Conscious Experience as a Research Variable in Psychological Assessment

This study describes the development and preliminary validation of the Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i). CQ-i beta v.2013 was developed through 14 studies on a population of 6,800 individuals, between 2005 and 2013.

Consciousness Quotient as a Predictor of Executive Functioning

Executive functions including mental abilities such as working memory, reasoning ability, problem-solving, inhibitory control, task flexibility, and cognitive flexibility are significant factors for students’ learning and academic achievement. This empirical study underlines the correlation and causal relationship between consciousness and two important dimensions of executive functioning – cognitive flexibility and self-regulation.

Leadership Approach in Relation to Consciousness Quotient: A Correlational Analysis

The study was designed to explore the relationship between the leadership approach of teacher trainees and the consciousness quotient. A descriptive survey was conducted on 100 teacher trainees (both male & female in the ratio of 1:1). The level of consciousness quotient of teacher trainees was assessed using Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i).

Contemplative Exercises Once a Week for 8 Weeks Didn’t Increase the Consciousness Quotient

This study specifically aimed to find out the consciousness quotient and intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship skills of participants prior to and after exposure to transformative consciousness exercises. The intervention was designed using the Transformative Consciousness Modules developed by Stephen Wolinsky. The sessions were conducted for 4,5 hours, once a week, for 8 weeks. The results showed that this type of intervention didn’t produce the necessary impact to increase Consciousness Quotient.

Measuring Consciousness Quotient – A Study of its Influence on Employee’s Work Performance and Organizational Outcomes

The study has been done to establish a link between the Consciousness Quotient levels of individuals with their performance in organizations. This is just a base study which research on finding the literature available on experiences of individuals and real meaning of consciousness and to highlight the implications that CQ has on employee’s work.

The Consciousness Quotient – A New Predictor of Students’ Academic Performance

The purpose of this study is to establish the practical usage of Consciousness Quotient in the field of educational psychology. The basic hypothesis of this study was to determine the incremental validity brought by the Consciousness Quotient in the prediction of academic performance.