Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its Relationship with Future Anxiety among Syrian Refugees in Al-Zaatari Refugee Camp-Jordan in Light of the Corona Pandemic (COVID-19)Author(s): Mamduh Baniah Lafee Alzaben, Abdallah Salem Farhan Almahaireh*, Fatima Eid Zaid AL-Adwan, Mohammad Rajeh Mohammad Sulaiman and Mohammad Talal Ayesh Aljahani
The aim of this study is to identify the level of post-traumatic stress disorder, level of future anxiety and the relationship between them among Syrian refugees in Al-Zaatari Refugee Camp in light of the Corona pandemic (COVID-19). The study sample consists of a total of (654) Syrian refugees, (335) males, (319) females aged between (20-40) in the year 2020. They were chosen in a simplified matter. In order to meet study objectives, a descriptive associative approach is applied. Scales of both (post-traumatic stress disorder) and future anxiety were developed. The significance of the validity and reliability of the two scales were verified and then applied on the sample of the study. The results of the study indicate that the level of post-traumatic stress disorder and future anxiety are at Moderate average level and that the correlation between post-traumatic stress disorder and future anxiety is direct and positive. The study concluded several recommendations; one of which is to conduct therapeutic counselling programs to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and future anxiety among Syrian refugees in Al-Zaatari refugee camp.