Transformative Consciousness for Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills Development


  • Jennifer L. Tuazon Western Visayas College of Science and Technology
  • Grace E. Gomez West Visayas State University



consciousness, tranformative consciousness, intrapersonal skills, interpersonal skills


This paper is a slice of a big project exploring the transformative consciousness among college students. Drawn from Wolinsky’s (1993) notion and exemplars of quantum consciousness exercises, researchers of this study developed and validated eight modules named as the transformative consciousness exercises and established their effects on the intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship skills among college students. Using an experimental research methodology, particularly the randomized pretest- and posttest-control-group design (Fraenkel, Wallen, & Hyun, 2012), the researcher-made Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Relationship Skills Scale (IIRSS) was administered to the randomly selected 23 students in the experimental group and 21 students in the comparison group. No significant differences were found between two groups prior to the intervention. For eight weeks, at one-and-a-half-hour session per meeting, the experimental group underwent the transformative consciousness program while the control group underwent the self-awareness program. Results showed that there were significant differences found between the experimental and control group. Furthermore, theintrapersonal and interpersonal skills of students in the experimental group were higher than those who were in the comparison group;and such difference was significant. Thus, it could be construed that the transformative consciousness exercises may have been instrumental in increasing the participants’ intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship skills.The use of these modules, for intervention and further research, are hereby recommended for those interested in transformative consciousness studies.


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How to Cite

Tuazon, J., & Gomez, G. (2015). Transformative Consciousness for Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills Development. Conference Proceedings of Educational Paradigm, Systems and Strategies, 2(1), 13.