Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

The Role of University Administrators in the Prevention of Campus Violence in Shaqra University and Al Balqa Applied University
Prof. Fahad M. Al-abdulmenem, Dr. Amaal Al Masri

Violence, according to American Psychological Association (APA), is an extreme form of aggression including assault, murder or rape. This action has many causes: frustration, exposure to violent media, violence in home or neighborhood, and exposure to other people’s actions as deemed hostile. These situations may arise to aggression like drinking, insults and other provocations. Bullying, however, is defined as a form of aggressive behavior intentionally and repeatedly performed by another person that causes injury or discomfort to the victim. These two issues were both gaining attention most especially to educational sector due to its incremental records for the past years including Jordan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Thus, this paper aims to focus on the important role of University Administrators in preventing campus violence and bullying through the help of the two selected participating universities, Shaqra and Al Balqa Applied University. Of 500 questionnaires distributed, 427had been reclaimed and found to be statistically valid. Upon checking its stability and coefficient, the study concluded that the causes of campus violence inside Shaqra and Al Balqa Applied University based on the perception of the students of both universities are mostly related to the policy and university administration. The role of the proposed university administrators in facing violence among students also found to have a statistically significant difference in the first and second dimensions in favor of the University of Al Balqa.

Full Text: PDF