Begging Phenomenon in Jordan: Family Role and Causes

  •  Taghreed Al-Muhareb    
  •  Mohammad Alzyoud    


The study aimed to find out the role of the family in facing begging phenomena and its causes from the point of view of Jordan Families. The study population consisted of 865339 families from Amman, the Capital of Jordan. The study sample was chosen randomly, and it consisted of 4750 families. The study used a questionnaire to collect its data. To answer the first and third questions, means and standard deviations for each item and the whole domain were calculated. To answer the second question, the means, standard deviations, t-test, and one way ANOVA Analysis were used. The study revealed that some families encourage their kids to beg and seek help from others. In addition, families are busy with other responsibilities and they do not give their kids the required support that educate them and keep them away from begging. Also, there are multiple reasons that have stood behind the wide spread of the begging phenomenon such as the current difficult situation that Jordan society experience due to economic, social, and political conditions. The study revealed that low level of education for mothers is not behind the begging phenomena, but rather it is the family income at first. Unemployment reduces family income which makes the individuals to search for other means of satisfying the family needs. This, however, finally result to begging. 

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