Tomorrow's players: The Israeli palestinian case

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This is among the first studies that examines and compares the impact of political violence from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the psychological and familial status of male and female adolescents (N=1888) representing relatively equally the four main groups in the region: Israeli Jewish, Palestinian Arab in Israel Palestinian in Gaza Strip and Palestinian in the West Bank. The following research instruments were deployed: Traumatic Events Survey, Brief Symptom Inventory, PTSD Symptom Scale, Peer Relations Questionnaire, Aggression Questionnaire (AQ), violence in daily life survey, and a Family functioning instrument. Findings revealed that political violence is a major predictor of psychological functioning for all groups of Israeli and Palestinian respondents. In addition, those who reported higher exposure to political violence also reported more problems with social and/or familial functioning, aggression, and physical and verbal violence and academic achievements. The findings of this study send a strong warning signal to political leaders of Israel and Palestine about the tenuous future of tomorrow's players in the region, especially in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages155
ISBN (Print)9781620817544
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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