Mufadi Al- Momani, Hazim I Al-Momani and Waleed S Hayajneh
This study aims to identify the vocational maturity level and the prevailing family nurturing patterns among Irbid University College students, and to investigate the relationship between the vocational maturity and the family nurturing pattern of students. This study was conducted on a random sample of (337) male and female students at the diploma and bachelor degrees. The Crites measurement of vocational maturity was used in this study; it was translated by Al-Safasfah, developed by Al-Balawi, and redeveloped by researchers to be in its final form (29) paragraphs. Family nurturing pattern measurement, which was developed by Mobarak consists of (36) paragraphs, and was redeveloped by researchers to align with the Jordanian environment, and was divided into four patterns: (democratic, authoritarian, extra protection, neglectful). The study results indicate that vocational maturity level of Irbid University college students was medium, and the existing family nurturing pattern was democratic, followed by the extra protection pattern, then the neglectful pattern, and finally the authoritarian pattern. The results found statistically significant positive relationship between the vocational maturity level and family nurturing pattern (democratic), it found statistically significant negative relationship between the vocational maturity level and family nurturing pattern (authoritarian), and didn't find statistically significant relationship between the vocational maturity level and the family nurturing patterns (extra protection, and neglectful).
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