International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

The Influence of Family Violence which is directed against Children on the Psychological Construction: a field Study on a Sample of Adolescent Students in the City of Jenin
Dr. Rihab Al-Sadi

This study aimed to know the influence of family violence which is directed against children on their psychological construction ( a field study on a sample of Adolescent students in the city of Jenin), and delineating the effect of each of the variables of gender, degree of exposure to violence, the educational level of the father, and the educational level of the mother. In order to achieve the objective of the study, the researcher applied the instrument of the study on (200) male and female students who were chosen in a purposeful way from the tenth grade and who are exposed to family violence according to the reports of educational counselors. (188) Questionnaires which were valid for statistical analysis were recovered. The researcher employed the descriptive analytical method because it suits the purposes of the study. The researcher applied the psychological construction measure which was prepared by the researcher. The measure consists of four dimensions which are: the physical dimension, the psychological dimension, the social dimension and the mental dimension. The measure consists of two parts, whereby the first part included the primary information about the respondents. The second part included (36) items which measure the responses of the students on the items of the measure. The results of the study showed that there are differences on the total degree of the psychological construction and also on the social and mental dimensions according to the variable of gender in favor of male students. The results also indicated that there are also differences on the total degree and all the dimensions among students whose degree of exposure to violence was of big degree and medium degree. There are also differences in the levels of parents’ education in favor of the students the educational level of whose parents is General Secondary Education or less and higher studies. There are also differences in the levels of mothers’ education in favor of students the educational level of whose mothers is General Secondary Education or less and Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree and on the psychological level. The researcher recommended conducting more studies which concern the issues of family violence and within other variables.

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