A Sample of the Syrian Refugee Students' Degree of Psychological Alienation in Jordan

Nizar A. Shammout


This study aimed at identifying the degree of alienation of the students of the Syrian refugee residing in both the refugee camps and cities , and to find out whether there were differences among the study sample's degree of alienation attributed to the variables: achievement, gender, number of alienation years, and the place of residence. To achieve this aim, the researcher applied a 70-item questionnaire divided into seven domains : loss of feeling , normlessness , powerlessness , non-feeling of value, loss of aim, meaningless, self-centrality. The study sample consisted of (378) male and female students, who were selected from the ninth and tenth graders of the schools dedicated to the refugees, inside Mraijeeb Camp, Al-Mkhaizen Camp and Zarqa city. The results of the study indicated that the degree of alienation of the Syrian students was medium on the first, second and seventh dimensions. On the other hand, it was low on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth dimensions. Also, the study showed statistically significant differences in the degree of alienation of the Syrian refugee students attributed to gender on the first, second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh dimensions , statistically significant differences attributed to the number of alienation years on the third , fourth, and fifth dimensions, statistically significant differences attributed to study achievement on the seven dimensions of the scale , and finally statistically significant differences attributed to the place of residence variable (camp, city) on the first, second, fourth, sixth and seventh dimensions.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2016.v6n3p135

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