This study aims at investigating some predictors of friendship among Palestinian universities students living in the West Bank. A random sample of (198) students, from five universities, participated in the study. The ressearcher implemented the adapted Arabic versions of Adolescence Friendsship Attachment Scale (AFAS), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, UCLA- Lonelliness Scale, and Spielberger’s Anger and Curiosity Scales from State-Trait Personality Inventory (STPI). All the scales were found to have sufficient internal consistency reliability. Scales validities and reliabilities were demonstrated by several methods. Chronbach alpha for all the scales ranged from (0.80- 0.88). The findings of the study reveal significant differences in friendship attachment due to a) loccation in the favor of citizens of the center of West Bank, b) marital status in the favor of singles, and c) gender in the favor of males. In addition the study found differences in friendship attachment due to the effect of interactions between gender and both marital status and location in the favor of females who are living in center, and in the favor of single females. The stepwise multiple-regression revealed that the predictors accounted for 62% of the variance and both self-esteem and curiosity are positive predicttors of friendship attachment, whereas the feeling of loneliness and feeling of anger are negative predictors of friendship attachment among Palestinian universities students.
"بعض المتنبئات النفسية بجودة الصداقه لدى طلبة الجامعات الفلسطينية,"
Hebron University Research Journal-B (Humanities) - (مجلة جامعة الخليل للبحوث- ب (العلوم الانسانيه: Vol. 4
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/hujr_b/vol4/iss1/1