International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

The Correlation between the Personal and Family Characteristics of Saudi Youth and the Inclination towards Extremism
Benayeh Mohammed Saud Al Rasheed

This study aims to define the correlation between the personal and family characteristics of Saudi youth and the inclination towards extremism. This analytical study was implemented on students at King Saud University, and the study tools consisted of a questionnaire that was divided into two parts: the first part contained basic information, while the second part contained 38 sentences. The sample was 300 students from humanities and science faculties. Before the researcher started measuring, she confirmed the slope of variables in the measurement, which were the inclination towards extremism, family characteristics, and personal characteristics. The natural distributions showed that the three variables were naturally distributed. The researcher also used a one-way ANOVA analysis when analyzing the results of the demographics of parents and the youth’s inclination towards extremism. As for the family characteristics and personal characteristics variables, the researcher used Pearson’s correlation coefficient, where the results showed that there is no significant correlation between the family characteristics and the youth’s inclination towards extremism, while the results of the personal characteristics variable showed that there is a significant correlation between personal characteristics and youth’s inclination towards extremism.

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