Motives of Pursuing High Studies by the Students of the Palestinian Universities

Year: 
2004
Discussion Committee: 
Supervisors: 
Dr. Ghassan Al-Holow
Dr. Abdul Naser Al-Qaddumi
Authors: 
Shawqi Fayyad Darweesh Sbaihat
Abstract: 
This study aimed to realize the motives of pursuing high studies’ programs by the Palestinian universities’ students. For that, the researcher developed an instrument by the help of a similar instrument, and added some points to it. The researcher benefited from the instrument in collecting information that may help his study. The instrument was composed of (68 ) points, divided into six scales in the field of motives. The scales are: scientific motive, professional motive, psychological motive, social motive, financial motive, and unemployment motive. To be sure of the validity of the instrument, he introduced it to six arbitrators. They paid their effort to make it suitable. And to be sure about its reliability. The researcher used (Kronbakh Alpha) equation to calculate the validity of the coefficients of the scales and to the total degree. The rate was (0.95). After analyzing the study, it resulted the following: 1-The motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities were respectively due to their strength: The professional motive (82%), the scientific motive (78.8%), the psychological motive (78.2%), the financial motive (77.4%), the unemployment motive (70%) and the social motive (67.4%). The total degree was very big at the field of professional motive, big at the fields of (scientific, psychological, financial, and unemployment) motives. and mean at the field of social motive. 2-There are statistical differences at the level of (α=0.05) between the motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities due to gender, at the field of (psychological motive), in behalf of female, while there are no statistical difference, nor between the other fields, neither at the total degree. So, the first hypothesis was accepted. 3- There are statistical differences at the level of (α=0.05) between the motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities due to age, in behalf of (less than 25 years old) level, while there were no statistical differences between the other fields, and the total degree. So, the second hypothesis was accepted. 4- There are no statistical differences at the level of (α=0.05) between the motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities due to the specialization in the high studies, at all the fields and at the total degree also. So, the third hypothesis was accepted 5- There are statistical differences at the level of (α=0.05) between the motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities due to the university that you study in at all the fields and at the total degree also. So, the forth hypothesis was rejected. 6- There are no statistical differences at the level of (α=0.05) between the motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities due to the place of living at all the fields, and at the total degree also. . So, the fifth hypothesis was accepted. 7- There are statistical differences at the level of (α=0.05) between the motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities due to the current job at the field of (psychological motive), in behalf of the (governmental office) level, at the field of (unemployment motive), in behalf of (unemployed), but there are no significant differences, nor between the other fields, neither at the total degree. . So, the sixth hypothesis was accepted . 8- There are statistical differences at the level of (α=0.05) between the motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities due to the social status at the fields of (professional, social, financial, and unemployment) motives, and all are in behalf of the (single) level, and the differences at the total degree also. So, the seventh hypothesis was rejected. 9- There are statistical differences at the level of (α=0.05) between the motives of pursuing high studies by the students of the Palestinian universities due to the income level at the fields of (social, financial, and unemployment) motives, and the total degree, and all are in behalf of the level of (less than NIS 1500). But there were no statistical differences between the other levels. So, the eighth hypothesis was rejected. In the light of these results, the researcher recommends the higher studies’ faculty to pay more attention to its students, and direct them to the common affairs and to make contacts with the other universities to exchange knowledge with them, in order to benefit from the new sciences.
Full Text: 
Pages Count: 
171
Status: 
Published