Attitudes of Female Students At-Anajah National University Towards Work in the Palestinian Security Forces

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Faysal Za'noun/supervisor
Prof. Yousef Deyab/external examiner
Dr. Julya Drober/internal examiner
Dr. Faysal Za'noun/supervisor
Lana Hashem Mahmoud Muqallalaty
An-najah expected female graduates trends to join Palestinian Security Services: research paper The aim of this thesis is to investigate the trends of an-najah expected female graduates to join Palestinian Security services. This thesis composed of six chapters. each of them dealing with different aspects . Chapter One is introductory and defines basic terminology used in the thesis, the researcher highlighted the most important parts and the main elements of this research and its importance, therefore it was necessary to identify the problem of the study to identify the relevance and importance of the subject and justification for that choice, therefore, the researcher has to define the questions. As well as determining the objectives and methodology of the study, determine the assumptions and the research time frame. The researcher reviewed the most important Palestinian, Arab and foreign previous studies which revolved around the subject, as well as commented briefly on them to reveal the extent of the benefit and importance of this study, with an attempt to define some of the terms that will be used in the context of the search. In the second Chapter, researcher particularize the theoretical framework of women trends to join the security services, to clarify this it was important to review the historical development of the role of women based on the theory of the position, role and function, and then review the international and the Arabic development and progress which women's achieved in the field of security services units and then review the historical development of the role of Palestinian women and the beginning of their involvement in the security services field. In the third chapter the researcher enlightens the development process in Palestinian Security service, she discussed the Palestinian security departments development and gender inclusion in the security services institutions, therefore, it was necessary to study the Palestinian security services institutions and women participation in these institutions, through clarifying and highlighting the Palestinian security system and discussing the structure of this system and all the security fields and departments included under its umbrella like Interior security, General inelegance department, National security departments, and national security council indicating duties and job description for each and its boundaries. The researcher foresees the importance of discussing the Palestinian security Authorities and the beginning of women involvement in these institutions till we achieve the mile stone of Palestinian police women forces, to understand the full situation and have the complete view, the researcher decided to involve the urges and future of the women participation in the security services and to discuss the social dimensions of their participation in the security institutions focusing on the importance of gender inclusion in the security units. In the forth chapter the researcher discussed the tools, data collections methods and the procedures that she adopted on her research. She discussed her tools, sampling approach strategy to clarify the integrity and reliability of her tools, and to produce a research of high standard, at which the results will be regarded as credible. The researcher Provided a statistical treatment of the questionnaire which was adopted in this research . In the fifth chapter the researcher discussed the findings of her research questionnaire, the demographical, social and economic elements that played a major impact on the research. The researcher reviewed the findings of research questions and assumptions, as results hypothesis concerning variable specialization, the results of the hypothesis concerning the variable marital status, the results of the hypothesis concerning the variable cumulative grade point average, the results of the hypothesis concerning the variable place of residence, the results of the hypothesis relating to variable degrees of religiosity, as well as the results of the hypothesis relating to variable political direction. In the sixth chapter the researcher discussed the most important findings along with suggestions and recommendations. Through the discussion of research findings, specifically discussing the results on the question of the degree of students' attitudes and trends towards work in the security services, as well as discuss the findings relating to the question about urges and directions of the students to join the security services . Then the researcher discuss the results related to the study assumptions, as she discussed the results related to the first hypothesis, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth. The researcher put forward the findings and recommendations reached, then reviewed the search results with previous studies indicating the extent of agreement or disagreement with them, giving them a chance to reach conclusions and make recommendations which concluded it. Suggestions and recommendations: The researcher highlighted the recommendations and conclusions of the research as follow: 1. highlighting the urgent need for the community to recruit girls to work in the security services due to the social transformations, by highlighting the leading role of the workers in the various security agencies in the face of rising crime rates, delinquency and violence increase. 2. Conducting a Media Campaign. Making people aware of the importance of women's role in Security Services, so as to create changes in the orientation of society, especially the traditional view and stereotypes in order to reduce the social constraints. Highlighting the security media role in clarifying the image of women in the security services, and their role in highlighting successful models. 3. To reduce the significant obstacles which hinder women's involvement and advancement in security service institutions. i.e. "equal treatment in front of laws and regulations, opportunities for training and promotions, hierarchy structure and chain of command, and to eliminate routine and inertia in the administrative structures. 4. Modern Technology insertion and its impacts on women's involvement in security services, as well as the distinctive training courses for workers and attracting the different high-level scientific disciplines.
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