A Qualitative Study On The Realistic Impact Of The Corona Pandemic (COVID-19) On The Images Of Citizenship In A Global Environment: Jordan As A Case Study

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Prof. Samih Mahmoud Al Karasneh , Prof. Hadi Mohammad Tawalbeh , Prof. Ali Ahmad Al Barakat , Prof. Bushra Ahmad Alakashee , Prof. Abdalla Falah El-Mneizel , Dr. Mahmoud Awad Bani Theiyab


The current study emerged from the unfamiliar and unprecedented reality that the world has experienced at the beginning of 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. In this situation, the reality of citizenship with all its forms was globally challenged in all societies, since citizenship is usually in charge of adjusting and adapting societies in crises, that guarantees its survival in security, peace and stability. Thus, the current study aimed at providing real and actual images of citizenship as well as the national behavior from an environment (a country) that has limited financial and human potentials in comparison with developed countries. This qualitative study investigated the reality of citizenship images that were demonstrated through the practices of individuals and government as two parties, who have different roles albeit the same goal during the Corona crisis in Jordan. To achieve the target objective, a qualitative approach was followed, where data collection has been conducted through using semi-structured interviews, after confirming the validity and reliability of this instrument. The participants in the current study were fifty-three (53) interviewees who were from different fields; experts in education, in social science, teachers and college students. Data analysis has been performed using the grounded theory. The study revealed that during the Corona crisis, there were a number of main and sub-categories or features that displayed positive and negative practices that were demonstrated by both government and people.  These features represented different forms and images of citizenship. After discussing such results, some recommendations were suggested accordingly.

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