Research Findings

CQ-i studies presented at the Science of Consciousness Conference, 2018
July 18, 2018 8:20 am

“Consciousness as 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 programme consisted of yoga and meditation sessions along with certain relaxation exercises).

Researching reciprocal leadership: using the CQ-i as a pilot methodology to explore leadership with the context of a school-university partnership
March 13, 2018 5:40 pm

This article looks at the potential of using an online self-completing inventory that measures leadership consciousness 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.

Consciousness, locus of control & religiosity among adolescents
August 20, 2017 6:34 pm

The objective of the study was to examine the effect of locus of control on consciousness and religiosity. A study was made on convenient sample and the total sample consisted of 100 adolescents (50 girls who have internal locus of control and 50 girls who have external locus of control). Their age ranged from 18 year to 22 years. Two group design was used. The tools used in research were Consciousness Quotient Inventory (Brazdau, 2009), 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
July 7, 2017 5:53 pm

“Modelling the neuro-psycho benefits of Eco-human interaction: Integrating Eastern beliefs and Western Science”, by Pooja Sahni, Jyoti Kumar.
“Role of Consciousness 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
October 29, 2016 12:30 pm

The study was a non-experimental correlation study which was conducted on 150 students (75 graduates, 75 post graduates) 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
May 5, 2016 10:26 pm

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

Studies using CQ-i presented at The Science of Consciousness 2016 – Tucson
May 3, 2016 2:27 pm

“Religiosity And Consciousness In University Students”, by Kavita Kumar, Kanti Singh Pawar;
“Correlational Study of Nature and Eastern Mind: The Philosophy and the Science”, by Pooja Sahni, Jyoti Kumar;
“A Fuzzy Logic Based Framework for Measurement of Consciousness Quotient”, by Ankur Das.

Education, Mindfulness and The Consciousness Quotient
November 23, 2015 9:28 pm

An interview with Dr. Sona Ahuja – Interalia Magazine, Issue 18, Nov. 2015.
Dr. Sona Ahuja is working as a teacher-educator in Dept. of Pedagogical Sciences, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), Agra, India. Her primary research interests are consciousness studies, pedagogical practices, yoga and meditation. She is team member of Consciousness Quotient Institute and has conducted researches using CQ-i. She is also active participant of activities at Center for Consciousness Studies, DEI. In this exclusive interview she discusses her ideas and work.

Yoga asanas and meditation for 20 weeks can increase your Consciousness Quotient
March 11, 2015 3:48 pm

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.

Consciousness Quotient as a Predictor of Executive Functioning
April 10, 2014 5:28 pm

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 level of consciousness: a correlational analysis
April 10, 2014 5:27 pm

The present empirical study was designed to explore the relationship between the leadership approach of teacher trainees and their level of consciousness. A descriptive survey was conducted on 100 teacher trainees (both male & female in the ratio of 1:1). The level of consciousness 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
April 9, 2014 7:58 pm

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 the Consciousness Quotient.

Measuring Consciousness Quotient – A Study of Its Influence on Employee’s Work Performance and Organizational Outcomes
March 31, 2014 10:57 pm

The study has been done to establish a link between Consciousness levels of individuals with their performance at organization. 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.

In Search of Conscious Leadership: A Qualitative Study of Postsecondary Educational Leadership Practices
January 30, 2014 12:00 am

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. All of the participants took the Conscioussness Quotient Inventory to measure their global consciousness and awareness. Data from the interviews were used to answer four research questions designed to investigate what they were doing on a daily basis and why they have become more responsible and conscious leaders.

The Consciousness Quotient – a new predictor of students’ academic performance
March 5, 2011 6:24 pm

The purpose of this study is to establish the practical usage of the 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.