The Perception of Student Psychological Problems at An-Najah National University through the Al-Aqsa Intifada as a Result of Israeli Occupation
The purposes of this study were first, to determine the most important psychological problems facing An-Najah National University students as a result of the Israeli aggression. Second, to find out the effect of demographic variables in respect of (sex, college, Family income, place of family living, parents work, living close or far from Israeli hot points, and place of student living) on perception of student psychological problems. Third to find out if there are positive effects of the Intifada on the students and the Palestinian People. The study was conducted on a random sample of (566) students, which represents a (9.43) from the population of the study. A scale of psychological problems was constructed and validated by the researcher and applied to the sample of the study. The results of the study reveal that: (1) The psychological problem over all mean on students due to Israel aggression was (61.2%) which considered in terms of psychological effects is high. Also the study presents the most obvious psychological problems which are facing students as a result of the Israeli occupation. (2) There were significant mean differences at (.05) between perception of student psychological problems with respect to demographic variables of (family income, parents work, and place of family living). (3) There were no significant mean differences at (.05) between perception of student psychological problems with respect to demographic variables of (sex, college, place of living close or far from Israeli hot points, and student living). (4) The study also points out the positive effect of the Al-qsa Intifada on the students and the Palestinian people from the student’s perception. Which include: (a) Feelings that they will have soon on independent state of Palestine. (b) Feeling that the Intifada could help the whole world understand that Israeli government doesn't committed to the peace process, to Oslo accord, and the Palestinians have rejected Israeli occupation.