International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Level of Wisdom-Based Thinking among the Educational Leaders at UNRWA Schools in Jordan
Dr. Saleh Mohammad Abu Jado, Dr. Mohammad Baker Nofal, Dr. Suad Ahmad Younes Mustafa

This study aimed to investigate the level of Wisdom-Based Thinking among a sample of educational leaders at UNRWA schools in Jordan. The study sample consisted of (227) participants; (117) males and (110) females. To achieve the purpose of the study, the Wisdom–Based Thinking Scale (WBTS) developed by "Brown and Greene, "2006” was applied after verifying its psychometric features on the study sample. The results showed that the wisdom-based thinking score was generally high, and that there were no statistically significant differences attributed to gender. However, there were statistically significant differences between the responses of assistant head teachers and those of school supervisors on the following components: Judgment, life skills, willingness to learn, and on the study tool as a whole in favor of school supervisors. The results of the study also revealed no statistically significant differences attributed to the educational qualifications on all components as a whole, but there were statistically significant differences attributed to attending professional development training courses on the following components: altruism, inspiration, judgment, life skills, and willingness to learn. Moreover, the study showed that there is a poor inverse correlation between the respondents' age and their level of wisdom on the wisdom-based thinking scale.

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