International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

The Impact of Satellite Programs on Forming the Religious Awareness among Individuals with Motor and Visual Disabilities in Jordan
Dr. Ihsan Ghdifan Ali Alsari

Abstract
This study aimed to identify the impact of satellite programs on forming the religious awareness among individuals with motor and visual disabilities in Jordan where the study sample has been selected purposely consisting of (300) individuals with motor and visual disabilities and the researcher used the descriptive and analytical approach; to achieve the objectives of the study, data was collected from a questionnaire distributed to the members of the study, which consisted of 10 items; the questionnaires have been confirmed through being presented on a group of ten arbitrators experienced in the field to express their opinions on the appropriateness of these items. The quintet Likert scale was used to correct the study tools through giving each item one degree out of the following five degrees (strongly agree, agree, uncertain, disagree, strongly disagree) respectively representing (5,4,3,2,1). Furthermore, the following arithmetic means were adopted for analyzing results: (1- 2.33) low level, (2.34- 3.67) an average level, and (3.68- 5) a high level. The results showed that the arithmetic means have ranged between (1.72 - 3.80), where the item "I listen to the religious programs on the satellite channels" came in the first place by the highest arithmetic mean (3.80), while the item "satellite channels present religious issues related to persons with disabilities" came in the last rank by an arithmetic mean of (1.72), and the arithmetic mean of the tool as a whole was (2.91) by an average impact. The results of the study indicated the absence of statistically significant differences at (α = 0.05) due to the type of disability (motor, visual).The researcher recommended including individuals with motor and visual disabilities in the satellite programs in general and the religious satellite programs, in particular as well as increasing the religious programs on satellite which will contribute to forming a good religious awareness for individuals in general, and individuals with disabilities in particular.

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