Motives for Political Participation of the Physically Disabled People in Jordan

Aiman Awad Gharib, Hisham Ali Al Dmour

Abstract


This study aimed to determine the motives for political participation among the physically disabled people in Jordan attributed the variables of age, experience, educational qualification and occupation.

 

The researcher used the descriptive method for the suitability of the study, and intentional sample was selected consisting of (9) players from “Nadi Al Mustaqbal for Motor Disability” in Amman. A questionnaire for motives was applied on them.  After analyzing the data, we found that  the order of the motives for political participation to the physically disabled in Jordan are: verbal and behavioral decency, followed by technical motives, then psychological motives, then social motives, then economic motives, and finally the profession motives. Also, we found that there were no statistically significant differences in the motives for political participation among the physically disabled people in Jordan attributed to the variables of age or experience. Yet for the variable of profession there were statistically significant differences in favor of staff in the field of verbal and behavioral decency. Furthermore, the results about the motives for political participation by the physically disabled people in Jordan were positive for all fields of study.

 

In light of the findings, the researcher recommended the need to provide search results to the Supreme Council for individuals with disabilities and Jordan Union of the disabled, as well as paying attention to the motivations of the physically disabled people in Jordan and working to develop them, as well as carrying out similar studies dealing with other groups of disabled people.

Keywords: Political participation, physically disabled people, motivation.

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v3i2.2796

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