An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aimed to know the relationship between the security sense and the major personality factors among the Palestinian security personnel. It also aimed to know the most common personality factors and to know the difference in the degree of security sense and the personality factors in the light of the two variables of (years of service, and the military rank).The sample consisted of(169) individuals in the National Security in the Governorate of Jenin. They were chosen by the simple random sample method. In order to achieve the aims of the study, the researcher developed the Security Sense Measure. She also used the list of the major personality factors which was prepared by (Costa & McCrae, 1992). The results of the study indicated that there is a statistically significant negative correlation between the neurotic factor and the security sense, and the existence of s statistically significant positive correlation between the factor of conscience and the security sense. The researcher recommended the necessity of being interested in studying the security sense and the personality factors within other variables,andbuilding a measure for security sense which suits the Palestinian environment, and conducting more specialized training sessions which work on developing the security sense among the individuals of the Palestinian Security apparatus.