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Health knowledge and its Sources of Journalism and Mass communication students at Yarmouk University

Auther : Saleh AL-Qadri & Mohammad S. Subbarini & Khlil AL-Khaliliy

This study aimed at identifying the level of health awareness and its sources among Journalism and Mass Communication Students at Yarmouk University.

The health awareness test, developed in Jordan, was used after amending the possible sources of health knowledge. The test was administered to a sample of (267) male and female students which form55.4% of the population.

The findings of the study revealed that the level of health Knowledge of Journalism and Mass Communication Students at Yarmouk University was significantly much lower than the acceptable level. However, the study revealed a statistically significant difference in health knowledge between male and female students especially on “baby health” dimension. A significant difference was also revealed among the different university levels in favor of the lower levels on all the dimensions covered except for the “personal health” one which came in favor of the higher levels.

Based on the findings of the study it was recommended that Yarmouk University should include health education courses such as: Biology of man, Environmental and Community Health..etc. in the plan of Journalism and Mass Communication students. Health issues should be attended to in the University extra curricular activities, and the information publications released in the university should deal with health issues including contriuions from students.

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