Divorce and Its Psychological and Social Effects on the Children of Divorced People from Their Viewpoint in the Jordanian Society

  •  Safia M Jabali    
  •  Sami Salameh AL-Massarweh    


This study aimed to identify the psychological and social effects of divorce on children from their viewpoint, and to achieve the aim of the study A questionnaire was developed consisting of (17) items that were distributed to a sample of (100) children of the divorced, and they were randomly selected. The researchers used the descriptive and analytical method for the study. The study concluded that feeling fear and anxiety about the future and the accumulation of worries and diseases is one of the most psychological effects that children of divorced men are exposed to, and it leads the individual to a feeling of inferiority and lack of self-esteem. While the most social factors affecting the members of the study sample were that divorce leads children to bad company due to poor family control over them. Then society viewed them as an inferior view that they are not socially qualified. The results of the study also showed that there were no statistically significant differences attributed to the age or gender variable, while statistically significant differences appeared due to the scientific qualification variable.

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