Problems of Jordanian Public Universities’ Students: A Survey Study

Saleh Salem Al-khawaldeh, Soud Fahd Alkhrsha


This study aims at identifying the types of problems encountered Jordanian Public
UniversityStudents according to students themselves. It also seeks to investigate the effect of
the variables of faculty, level of study, gender and academic achievement on the degree of the
intensity of such problems. For this purpose, a version of Moony checklist for problems
student, adapted by Sowanah (1983), was used; it consists of (190) items classified into six
domains. The sample of the study was randomly selected and consists of (406) male and
female students.
The results of the study revealed that Jordanian Public University Students suffer from
problems in all six domains. They are arranged in descending order according to degree of
intensity as follows: Curricula and Methods of Instruction and adapting to University Life,
Social and Recreational Activity, Health and Physical Growth, Home and Family Personal
and Psycho-affective Relationships, Financial Position and vocational. No statistically
significant difference ( a = 0.05) in the degree of the problems intensity attributed to the
variables of students' faculty, level of study, gender or academic achievement was indicated.
Results also revealed a positive attitude of the students towards the counseling services
available to them and that they felt they need the same counseling services in all the study
domains with no statistically significant difference (a = 0.05) attributed to any of the study
variables. The researchers recommended an establishment of a counseling center in order to
help the students overcome their problems.


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