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ERIC Number: ED124851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Assertive Training for Women in Groups.
Jorgensen, Gerald T.
The study investigated the effectiveness of group assertive training with nonassertive, noncollege age women. Twelve women, ages 22 to 53, participated in the assertive training program. Participants received six training sessions consisting of stimulus film vignettes; behavior rehearsal; peer, video, and trainer feedback; homework assignments; trainer and peer group support. Participants were compared with a group of 20 Ss who did not request assertive training and who were unaware of the assertive training program. Fifteen males and five females comprised the comparison group. The age range of the comparison group was 22 to 53, and all comparison Ss possessed at least a BA degree. Participants in the assertive training program improved significantly in their reported assertive behavior from pretesting to posttesting. Also, assertive training participants were significantly lower in reported assertive behavior than comparison group members prior to training, but participants were no different than comparison group members on completion of training. (Author)
Descriptors: Adults, Assertiveness, Behavior Change, Females, Group Dynamics, Individual Development, Individual Power, Psychological Studies, Self Expression, Speeches, Training Methods
Gerald T. Jorgensen, Ph.D., Counseling Center, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document