Investigating University Student Violence and the Role Islamic Education can Play to Lessen This Phenomenon

Sadeq Hassan Al-Shudaifat


This study aimed at investigating the causes of the university violence and the contribution of Islamic education in confronting it. The sample of the study consisted of (386) students studying at the Hashemite University during the second semester of the academic year 2012/2013. The researcher developed a questionnaire which consisted of (73) items.

 The results indicated that there were statistically significant differences due to gender and academic year. However, results did not show statistically significant differences due to specialization or grade average. Furthermore, the results indicated that the problem of transportation was considered as the main challenge to the university administration. The need for a transportation policy was seen urgent to reduce university violence. Finally, weak religious and moral beliefs, rigid and traditional teaching methods, and the effect of local, regional, and global media all played a major role in provoking in university violence. The results also indicated that respect for human dignity received the highest average in terms of importance and practice to reduce the phenomenon of university violence.

Among the most important recommendations of the current study is working on a solution to the transportation problem and reinforcing the role of the tribe and the religious social values as well as varying and modernizing the university teaching methods and activating the role of the audio-visual and written media to keep pace with the needs of young people.

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