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Volume :2 Issue : 7 1985      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Kuwaiti youth attitudes towards issues of time, work, and Public property

Auther : Mohammad Odeh

Exploring the attitudes of Kuwaiti youth towards issues of time, work, and public property is a prerequisite for establishing counseling program to reinforce positive attitudes and convert negative ones.

For this purpose a special instrument has been developed. The instrument is composed of 30 statement measuring youth attitudes. Having gone through different measures of reliability and validity, the questionnaire was given to a random sample of university student’s (N. 129). Results have been analyzed using gender, nationality, martial statues, age; as independent variables.

Finding show that:

  1. The percentage of positive attitudes towards issues of item, work, and public property are 84.8, 83.7, 83.02 respectively.
  2. The percentage of negative attitudes towards same issues (time, work, public property) are 8.3, 8.68, 6.51 respectively .
  3. Individual older than 25 years of age shows a higher percentage of negative attitudes than those below 25 years of age.
  4. As for time issue, the lowest percentage of negative attitudes is 5.7, among unmarried Kuwaiti males, while the highest regarding the same questions among married females.
  5. As for work issue, the highest percentage of negative attitudes is 10.48, among unmarried Kuwaiti males, the non Kuwaiti individuals show the lowest regarding the same issue (6.0).
  6. As for the issue of public property, the lowest percentage (5,43) is among unmarried Kuwaiti females.
  7. Difference regarding the variables of gender, nationality, age are statistically significant, for the three issues, among the married. Such differences were limited to the time issue for the non-married.
  8. There is clear contradicting between the responses to the questionnaire items and their responses to the open question at the end. This may be due to the fact that the formers are concerned with one’s opinion about the others.
  9. Recommendations including guidelines for developing a counseling program are cited.

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