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


This study aimed to investigate the effect of a program based on violence alternatives in reducing the psychopathic tendency among a sample of adolescents in the Old City of Hebron, and to identify the effect of the academic average, gender, and economic level on the psychopathic tendency. The population consists of all adolescents in the Old City (1238) adolescents. (100) adolescents who were randomly divided into (50) for the experimental group and (50) for the control group participated in the study. The Levenson Scale for Psychopathy Tendency, and the alternatives of violence program was applied to the experimental group. The results showed differences in the pretest and posttest on the Psychopathy Tendency Scale. The study also showed no differences in the psychopathic tendency between the control and experimental groups on the pretests measurement. But there were differences in the posttest in favor of the experimental group. Moreover, there were no differences in the psychopathic tendency due to gender, academic average, and the financial situation of the family. The study concluded a set of recommendations, such as the activation of violence alternatives which would reduce degrees of violence among adolescents.