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Neil R. White and Madalla A. Alibeli


The effect of gender on environmental concern among samples of college students in the Middle East is examined in this article. The current study investigates gender’s influence on environmental awareness, degree of support for efforts to solve environmental problems, and willingness to make personal contribution to solve environmental problems. Data were obtained from the Unit for Community and Environmental Studies in the SSRC at Mississippi State University. To achieve the objectives of this study, Factor Analysis and multiple regressions were used. In line with the literature, the results indicate inconsistent and unclear effect of gender on levels of concern about the environment in the Middle East.

Madalla A. Alibeli, Mahmoud M. Na’amneh and Satish Nair


This study examined the extent to which marital happiness in the UAE can be correctly predicted from the knowledge of individuals’ subjective evaluations of their marital relational factors, including communication patterns, conflict resolution, marital role relationships, managing finance, children’s responsibilities sharing, and flexibility and closeness while holding constant the effects of the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of those individuals. To that end, self-administered questionnaires and in-depth interviews were conducted by trained research assistants. The study revealed important insights corresponding to marital happiness in the UAE, and predicted a number of factors that appeared to significantly predict this very important issue in society, in particular, communication patterns and conflict resolution style.