This study aimed to investigate the reality of optimism and pessimism among Students of Al-Quds Open University in Palestine. The data was collected using optimism and pessimism scales through a stratified random sample of (3, 341) male and female. The results showed that the degree of optimism among the students was above average with an average of (51.47), and a prevalence rate (68.70%), while pessimism was lower degree than the average (37.12), and a prevalence rate (49.56%). The results indicated a consensus between males and females in the degrees of optimism and pessimism, so there was no significant difference between males in the averages of neither optimism nor pessimism. While the averages of optimism rises with the lower economic level of the student’s family, unlike the averages of pessimism that decrease with lower economic level. The results also showed that the differences in the averages of optimism were in favor of students with high degree of religiosity, while the averages of pessimism were in favor of students with low degree of religiosity
"Optimism and Pessimism Among Students of Al-Quds Open University in Palestine and Its Relationship to Some Variables,"
Jerash for Research and Studies Journal مجلة جرش للبحوث والدراسات: Vol. 18
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jpu/vol18/iss1/3