T. Jdaitawi, A. Motawa, I. Alnabrawi

University of Dammam (SAUDI ARABIA)
The provision of education to children and youth is crucial to all the countries of the world and guaranteeing students’ academic success is called to satisfy the increasing demands of an ever-evolving global economy and to enhance the well being and life quality of every individual. Academic as well as non-academic factors have a general impact on the learning and growth of students in all main aspects such as social, emotional, and personal development as many studies have revealed that these variables may be utilized as predictors. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to identify the level of social connectedness among 300 adolescents students at University of Dammam. The secondary purpose was to determine the relationship between social connectedness variables. In addition, the purpose of the study was to examine the differences between the predictor impacts of social connectedness between male and female students. The results of the study indicated that 35.% of respondents are at the moderate level in total, 25% of the respondents fall into the low level and 40% of the respondents fall into the high level of social connectedness. Furthermore, the result showed that there was a partial significant difference on social connectedness variables between males and females. Therefore, outcomes of the study describe some characteristics on the prospective students to assist in providing coaching and mentoring – by insuring students suited to their needs and desires for their study and life.