ERIC Number: ED211886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Two Types of Assertion Training on Self-Assertion, Anxiety and Self Actualization.
The standard assertion training package includes a selection of techniques from behavior therapy such as modeling, behavior rehearsal, and role-playing along with lectures and discussion, bibliotherapy, and audiovisual feedback. The effects of a standard assertion training package with and without videotape feedback on self-report measures of self-assertion, anxiety and self-actualization were examined. Graduate students (N=36) in psychology and counseling were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) Experimental Group I, who received 12 assertion training sessions, but no videotape feedback; (2) Experimental Group II, who received the same assertion training, but with videotape feedback; or (3) a nontreatment control group. Scores on pre- and post-tests were obtained from all subjects on the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (RAS), the IPAT Anxiety Scale Questionnaire, and the Personal Orientation Inventory. In addition, experimental groups participated in a six-month followup. Results demonstrated the effectiveness of assertion training for a graduate student population; these effects were durable over a six-month period, indicating long-term gains in assertion. A comparison of the Experimental Groups showed that the inclusion of videotape feedback did not increase the level of assertion as measured by the RAS. The findings provide further support for the use of a standard assertion training package with a college student population. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).