International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Youth Bulges and Political Demonstrations in Jordan: Level of Acceptance of Demonstrations among Youth after the Arab Spring
Dr. Amin A. Al-Azzam, Dr. Sayel F. Al-Serhan

This is a study of socio-political attitudes amongst youth in universities in the three major cities in Jordan: Amman, Irbid and Mafraq. The primary objective of the study was to analyse the phenomenon of demonstrations, to measure the levels of acceptance of demonstrations among students of Jordanian universities and investigate the main reasons behind their participation in demonstrations which swept the Jordanian street since the Arab Spring. Furthermore, the study aimed to investigate the impact of the Jordanian Spring on the level of acceptance of demonstrations by young people. The study was conducted using a survey research based on a sample of Jordanian university students from different levels of study and different faculties. The primary conclusion of the study is that the majority of Jordan’s youth accept demonstrations and tend to participate actively in demonstrations particularly since the Arab Spring. The study also showed that youth unemployment has been one of the main motivations for the demonstrations across the country, which is, in turn, a product of the demographic explosion.

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