Trends Of Heads Of Syrian Refugee Families Towards Voluntary Return To Their Homeland, Syria: A Field Study Conducted On A Purposive Sample Of The Head Of Families Hosted By Jordanian Communities

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Dr. Ali Jameel Al-Sarayrah


The study aims to identify the trends of heads of Syrian refugee families, of both sexes, who reside with host Jordanian communities regarding home return obstacles. The study adopted the descriptive approach conducted on a purposive sample comprising (188) heads of families. A questionnaire was used for collecting data. The statistical package of social sciences (SPSS) was used for data processing. Results of the study revealed that: survival of the current Syrian regime besides absence of security, man-hunting, arrests, and compulsory military conscription all constitute political and security impediments that hamper a safe voluntary return of Syrian refugees to their homeland. The results also unraveled bad service conditions, property confiscation, and absence of accurate information which also represent the foremost cultural and social impediments against refugees’ return. As for economic obstacles, they are represented by lack of work opportunities and the absence of work market controlled by regulatory laws that encourage voluntary return of the refugees.

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