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ERIC Number: ED174876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Relevance of Anxiety and Assertiveness in Urban Field Studies.
Betts, Francis M., III
The effects of participation in field study programs on levels of anxiety and assertiveness among college students was investigated. Students enrolled in the Great Lakes Colleges Association - Philadelphia Urban Semester, 1976-1977, were systematically assessed for levels of anxiety and related personality dimensions using the Adjective Check List on a periodic basis. The results of the analysis showed significantly higher levels of anxiety in the early stages of the program in contrast to students on-campus. Subsequent measures indicated significant increases in coping abilities and levels of self-confidence among students enrolled in the field study not reflected in the campus-based students. No significant relationships between ability to cope and levels of assertiveness were established, although the data suggests the utility of systematic assertiveness training as a means of enhancing coping abilities and reducing situational anxiety in an urban field study situation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Adjective Checklist (Gough and Heilbrun)