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Volume :31 Issue : 116 2005      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Indices of Dependency Thinking among A Sample of Youth in Kuwaiti Society

Auther : Ali A. Watfa, Saad R. Al-Shorayye

     This study investigates the structure of the dependency thinking in Kuwait society for the purpose of discovering the main components of this type of thinking in the modern Kuwait society. It also provides a theoretical analysis of a number of concepts and the prevailing thinking on issues like freedom, determinism, dependency and fate, in a scientifically clear manner which distinguishes among these concepts. A thorough descriptions of the Arab dependency thinking is provided through current studies in this domain.
     A questionnaire which comprises eleven indices on the dependency thinking was used in this present study.  The questionnaire was administered to a sample of 1003 kuwaiti youth who came from different geographical areas,institutions, universities, Diwaniyas and the five districts in the state of Kuwait.
     The present study has shown an over  presence of dependency attitudes in the prevailing mentality in youth throughout the different indices employed in this.  The main findings in this study indicate that the dependency thinking attitude is greater among the low professions on the professional scale, the dependency tendency becomes more prominent as we progress through chronological age, females tend to be more dependent in their thinking than males, married subjects are more dependent in their thinking than males, married subjects are more dependent in their thinking than males, married subjects are more dependent than singles, and singles are more dependent thank divorced subjects.  This study has also shown that the degree of the dependency orientation increases in districts, whice are more conservative and traditional.
     In the light of these findings, a number of important recommendations has been provided to deal with the causes and factors propeliling this phenomenon.

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