The effect of Israeli checkpoints on Palestinian students’ psychology: An-Najah National University’s students as a case study

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Sima Fareed Abed Al-Hadi et al.


This paper documents several key contributions made to the field of psychology and education. The main aim of this paper is to investigate the psychological pressures resulting from the Israeli military checkpoints on Palestinian university students who are passing through Azzun area to their university. The study focused on the negative impact of Israeli checkpoints on their daily life routine at the university such as their academic plans, intended goals, and time organizations. The researchers adopt the qualitative approach for this study. The sample of the study included (5) students of both genders who were randomly selected for this study. For data collection, the researchers used semi-structured interviews to identify the opinion of the study sample regarding the questions of the study. The researchers developed four main questions to collect data comprehensively. The results of the study show that Israeli checkpoints are considered their main concern every single day they come to university. The stay sample agreed among themselves on the fact that checkpoints cause headache, tension, low-academic achievements, and frustration. The study recommended An-Najah National University to facilitate their needs in case they miss an exam or arrive late at the university. Furthermore, the study recommended using technology to support and assist those who face psychological pressure through online platforms.

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