Family environment and self-concept of palestinian youth living in Jordanian refugee camps

Payez Al-Simadi

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This paper reports the findings from a study of some Palestinian youth living in Jordanian camps that are considered economically distressed social environments. Variables of interest included parental relationships, family functioning, and self-concept. Results indicate that parent/adolescent relationships are within the normal, expected functional range although difficulties that reflect a more authoritarian parenting style are apparent. The self-concept of this population is moderate to negative. The overall quality of family life appears to be diminished, with a distinct tendency toward more rigid and disengaged patterns of interaction. The results are discussed in reference to socio-cultural differences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-386
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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  • Social Psychology

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