Predicting the number of spiritual dreams based on the locus of control and reflective thinking
This research has been done to predict the number of spiritual dreams of individuals based on the locus of control, and reflective thinking. In this study, in addition to examining the effect of the locus of control, and reflective thinking on the intensity of spiritual dreams of individuals, the relationship between the following components of reflective thinking has also been investigated. Participants were 200 men, and women over 30 years old in Shiraz. Measures were, Rutter locus of Control (1966), the California Critical Thinking Tendency Questionnaire (Facion, 1992), and the Spiritual Dreams Questionnaire (Askari, 2020). We designed this questionnaire with the help of Bulkeley (2009) and Casto (2001) Spiritual Dream Scales. Finally, this questionnaire was designed as a 6-point Likert in 17 questions. Its validity and reliability were also measured. Cronbach’s alpha was 0.9. The results showed that there was no significant positive relationship between locus of control, and spiritual dreams (P>0.05). This means that the type of, locus of control, of individuals can not predict the extent of their spiritual dreams. But there was a significant positive relationship between reflective thinking, and spiritual dreams (P<0.05). In examining the sub-components of reflective thinking, a significant positive relationship was found between the dimensions of questioning, criticism, and open-mindedness with the number of spiritual dreams. Therefore, the results of the tests showed that reflective thinking skills in dimensions (questioning, open-mindedness, and criticism) can predict the intensity of spiritual dreams in individuals. But other dimensions of reflective thinking, as well as the type of locus of control of individuals, can not predict the extent of the spiritual dream.