The Relative Contribution of Some Family Factors in the Prediction of Social Competence among University Students

Abdul-Kareem M. Jaradat, Muawia M. Abu Ghazal, Fawwaz A. Momani

Abstract


This study aimed to explore the family factors predicting perceived social competence. The sample of the study consisted of 703 undergraduates randomly selected from the University of Jordan. To achieve the objectives of the study two scales were used, one for measuring family cohesion and the other for measuring perceived social competence. The findings of the study indicated that females scored significantly higher than males on the perceived social competence scale. Stepwise multiple regression analyses showed that while family cohesion was the only significant predictor of perceived social competence among males, there were three significant predictors of perceived social competence among females. These are: family cohesion, family size and family income, respectively.

 


Keywords


Family factors, family cohesion, social competence.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol8iss3pp491-501

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