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Volume :7 Issue : 26 1993      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The psychological and social effects that Iraqi invasion left on Kuwaiti children

Auther : Rashed A. Al-Sahal

This study aimed to search the psychological and social effects that the Iraqi aggression left on Kuwait children. The sample of this study consists of 428 children. Their ages ranged between 3-11 years old. Those children were distribute into three groups, children who remained in Kuwait during the whole period of the invasion, children who lest Kuwait during the period of the invasion, and children who were outside Kuwait before the invasion and interred Kuwait after the liberation day.

The first part of the study concentrates on the theoretical side. It shows how Kuwait children were affected by the Iraqi aggression. It interprets the children’s rights in view of Islam and international law. It interprets the effect of war on children generally and effect of Iraqi aggression on Kuwait children specifically. The causing factors of these effects as a result of the Iraqi aggression can be divided into three sections; factors linked with contradicting concepts (intellectual and conscientious contradiction), deprivation and situations and events that children faced.

The second part of the study concentrates on the application side. It tried to explore the psychological and social effects, which appeared, on Kuwaiti children after the liberation day. It was found that most of the children of the whole sample were affected by the Iraqi invasion. The results show the nature of the problems that accrued to the children can be classified as sleeping disturbance, behavioral disturbances, mood condition disturbance (reaction), phobias, aggressiveness, health disturbance and disturbed social relations.

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