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Civic identity among undergraduate students at the Hashemite university in Jordan

Aieman Ahmad Al-Omari


1College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.
2Faculty of Educational Sciences, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan.

*Author’s E-mail: a.alomari(at)squ.edu.om, aieman66(at)hotmail.com

Aieman Ahmad Al-Omari


Article Number: IJEPRR.21.008  |   Pages: 54-61  |   Vol. 8 (2), April 2021   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/IJEPRR.21.008

 Received: February 19, 2021  Accepted: April 17, 2021  Published: April 23, 2021

Abstract

The goal of this study is to identify significant differences in civic identities among undergraduate students at Hashemite University and to analyse those differences based on gender, discipline, academic year, and GPA. Data was collected at random from 467 Hashemite University students enrolled in one of the university elective courses as part of their degree programmes during the first semester of 2016/2017. A descriptive method was used, with a 44-item Civic Attitudes and Skills Questionnaire covering six areas: civic action, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, political awareness, leadership skills, social justice attitudes, and diversity attitudes. According to the responses, students ascending by means had the following civic identities: “Political Awareness,” “Civic Action,” “Interpersonal and Problem-Solving Skills,” “Leadership Skills,” “Social Justice Attitudes,” and “Diversity Attitudes.” Except for “civic action” and “political awareness,” all of these competencies were at the moderate level. The results revealed that academic year and gender had significant differences on the combined dependent variable of undergraduate students’ civic identities at Hashemite University, whereas discipline and GPA did not.

Keywords:

Civic identity, undergraduate students, the Hashemite University, Jordan, higher education

How to Cite this Article

Al-Omari AA(2021).Civic identity among undergraduate students at the Hashemite university in Jordan. Int. J. Educ. Pol. Res. Rev. 8(2):54-61.

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