Characteristics of Major Negative Interpersonal Events (MNIE) among Palestinian Adolescents

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Khalil Aburezeq


The characteristics of Major Negative Interpersonal Events among Palestinian adolescents were investigated in terms of gender, age, family composition, and the education of parents. Descriptive-analytical and analytical approaches were adopted. Four hundred and ten adolescents were selected and surveyed using a Major Negative Interpersonal Events Measurement questionnaire. The study found the following: Adolescents mainly faced MNIE that relate to their own experiences, while classmates-related MNIE was found to be the fifth and the last factor experienced by adolescents. There were no gender differences that were related to family, classmates, the adolescents themselves, or teacher MNIEs. There were differences in friends-related MNIE attributed to females but no differences were found among the factors investigated. Adolescents who lived with their father and his children suffered from teachers-related MNIEs. There were differences attributed to their father's education across all factors, but not to their mother's education in factors such as classmates, self, and teachers. Adolescents whose mothers had a university degree had family-related MNIEs and friends-related MNIEs. These results revealed the context/domains affecting adolescents' lives in Palestine and, consequently, they give a more comprehensive understanding of the social ties experienced by Palestinian adolescents.   


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