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Abstract

This study is an attempt to identify Jordanian working-women’s perception of their life difficulties. Areas of life’s difficulties include: psychological, social, political and career. Such difficulties were investigated across five variables: age, education, employment, years of experience and civil status. Each variable included subgroups. The sample consisted of 186 subjects living in the Amman district. Subjects responded to a questionnaire about life difficulties. The questionnaire’s internal reliability as well as test-retest reliability ranged from .79 to .92. Statistical analysis of data consisted of ANOVA analysis of variance and the Scheffe test of differences between groups. Results were tested at the .5-level or better. Jordanian women reported significant differences in all four areas of life’s difficulties.

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Siham D. Abueita, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Educational Science, Hashemite University Zarka, Jordan

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