University Violence in Jordan: PTSD Consequences

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This study aimed to investigate the relationship between witnessing
university violence and developing posttraumatic stress disorder
(PTSD) among university students. A total of 885 students from
Hashemite University participated in the study. A self-administrated
questionnaire and the PTSD Interview Schedule were distributed.

The study revealed a low to moderate prevalence of PTSD symptom-
atology among the study sample; there were significant differences

in PTSD prevalence based on faculty type, personal traumatic
history, living situation, injuries resulting from university violence,
students’ violence involvement, and short duration of witnessing
violence. There were no statistical differences in PTSD prevalence
based on gender and type of degree.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10.1080/15325024.2013.788955
Pages (from-to)364-374
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • university students, violence, Jordanian universities, PTSD

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