The Social Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 8
Page No. 1373 - 1381

Fears in Early Childhood among Kindergartens and Primary Schools in Jordan

Authors : Haitham Baibers

Abstract: This study aimed at identifying the types of common fears of children in childhood, the sample of the study consisted of 245 children in Kindergarten in Irbid-Jordan, questionnaire was developed to measure 82 types of various fears that may suffered by children aged between 4-8 years. The study results showed a high degree of common fears of children in childhood and it was highest for unseen followed by sounds and natural phenomena then dangerous things, animals, transportation and finally social networking. There were statistically significant differences between responses of study sample for common fears of children due to variables such as gender, age of the child, arrangement the child in the family and social status for parents in favor of females due to gender variable, 5 years due to age of the child, first child due to arrangement the child in the family and married parents due to the social status for parents. The study recommends the need to interest families of their children and avoid fears because its impact in influencing the child’s personality in the community.

How to cite this article:

Haitham Baibers , 2018. Fears in Early Childhood among Kindergartens and Primary Schools in Jordan. The Social Sciences, 13: 1373-1381.

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