The Trends of Al-Balqa' Applied University Students towards Jordanian Woman's Political Participation in Parliamentary Elections

  •  Mohamed Nur Hussein Bani Irsheid    
  •  Nader Ibrahim Mohammed Bani Nasur    
  •  Abeer Rashid Olimat    
  •  Wadah Soud Al-Adwan    


This study aimed at investigating Al Balqa' Applied University Students attitude towards Jordanian woman's political participation in parliamentary elections. Researchers used a questionnaire in order to obtain needed data for the study. The sample of the study consisted of (1327) male and female students (589 male) and (738 female) students.

The study posed the following questions:

1) What are the attitudes of Al-Balqa Applied University students towards woman’s participation in politics in Jordan?

2) Are there any statistically significant differences due to gender, college education level, and residency variables?

In order to achieve the study's objectives, researchers used various statistical analyses, such as averages account, triple t - test, and Shiva posteriori comparisons. The study reached the following results:

1) Students attitude towards woman’s political participation in all questionnaire items were medium with means of (3.68).

2) The paragraph that read "woman better able to understand the status of woman" comes in the first place with means of (4.35), and the paragraph that reads "woman’s participation in parliamentary elections increases herself confidence" came in second place with means of (4.17), and The paragraph that reads I support the election of a woman who has high education and culture came in third place with means of (4.14), while the paragraph that reads "woman is well qualified physically and intellectually for political participation" came in the last place, with means of (3.06).

There is statistically significant differences due to gender variable in favor of female student.

There is no statistically significant difference due to residency; there are statistically significant differences due to study level in favor of fourth year students.

There are no statistically significant differences due to college type. Recommendations are expressed.

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