ERIC Number: ED156994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Cognitive Adjunct Treatments on Assertiveness.
Derry, Paul A.; Stone, Gerald L.
This study examined the contribution of cognitively-oriented adjunct treatments to assertive training. Unassertive university students (N=42) were randomly assigned within an analysis of covariance design with three levels of treatment (Cognitive Self-Statement Training (CSST), Attribution Training (AT), and Behavioral Rehearsal (BR]. Multiple measures across behavioral and cognitive domains were used to evaluate outcome. The major findings of this study suggest that a multimodal cognitive-adjunct treatment concerned with self-statements makes an effective contribution to traditional assertive training methods. Results were discussed in terms of models of assertive behavior. Treatment-related issues concerned with theory, modality, and content were also explored. (Author)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Attribution Theory, Behavior Change, Cognitive Objectives, Interpersonal Competence, Locus of Control, Research Projects, Self Concept, Self Evaluation, Training Methods
Paul A. Derry, Dept. of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Irrational Beliefs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, March, 1978)