Degree of Political Awareness at Students of Mu’tah University Towards Extremism and Terrorism
Dr. Radwan Mohamoud Al-Majali
Dr. Al-Mu’tasemBillahAjmad Al-Khalailah
The study aimed at getting acquainted with the degree of political awareness at students of Mu’tah University towards extremism and terrorism, that is through recognizing the extent of their perception of the apparent different dimensions, and the nature of their impact on Jordan, and the how of confronting them. The study depended on the analytical descriptive method to achieve objectives of the study be employing the statistical surveying of the study sample, that consisted of Mu’tah University students in the academic year (2018-2019) their number amounts to (18714) male and female students. The questionnaire had been distributed on a random sample representing the community of study, consisted of (500) male and female students, what its rate is (2.5%) from the gross total of the community of study individuals, at a number of (200) male and female students from faculties of humanities, and (300) male and female students from scientific faculties.
Results of study showed that the degree of political awareness at students of Mu’tah University towards extremism and terrorism came high at an arithmetic (3.903), and a standard deviation (0.66), where the rise of the degree of political awareness (of confronting the extreme and terror thinking styles and facing them) in the first rank (3.967), and height of the political awareness degree towards (the concept of extremism and terror and its essence) in the second degree (3.987), and height of the political awareness degree (of the phenomenon of extremism and terror dimensions in Jordan) in the third rank, and the rise of the political awareness degree (by means that are employed by terrorist groups to spread the terrorist thinking and pushing individuals to extremism) in the fourth rank (3.809).
the study had recommended with the necessity of activating the role of the university in enhancing the political awareness at students towards plenty of the national issues, especially the phenomenon of extremism and terrorism, and enhance communication with the local community, and enhance the role of students as one of commination tools with the community in enlightenment and awareness with dangers of extremism and terrorism.
Key Wards: Political Awareness, Mu’tah University Students, Extremism. Terrorism.