The Psychological Security Level of the Disabled Children in Qatar

Abdulnaser A. Fakhrou, Zahrah Mousa Jaafar, Sara A. Ghareeb


The present study aimed to explore the psychological security level of the disabled children in Qatar. The sample consists from 2735 female and male children. The psychological security scale was used. This scale was developed by Habeeb (2013). It consists from 20 items. It sheds a light on four dimensions of psychological security; (personal security, social acceptance, emotional security, and self-esteem). The validity and reliability of the scale were measured and considered satisfactory. It was found that the mean of the emotional security is ranked first, followed by the means of social acceptance, personal security and self-esteem respectively. It was found that the psychological security level of the respondents is moderate. It was found that the psychological security level is not affected by the type of the family that one lives in. The types of families include: stable families, families in which the parents are divorced and families in which one of the parents passed away.It was found that the psychological security level isaffected by the disability type. It was found that the psychological security level is affected by the type ofthe school that one is enrolled at. For instance, the students enrolled in public schools show a higher psychological security level than the students enrolled in private schools. The researchers suggest several recommendations and suggestions for researchers.

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