ERIC Number: ED137640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Assertive Training with Institutionalized Severly Retarded Women.
Wortmann, Helga; Paluck, Robert J.
Five institutionalized severely retarded women participated in 18 group assertive training sessions to test whether new assertive behaviors could be learned and then transferred and generalized to real life situations. Pre- and post-test measures were taken on four components of assertion in trained and non-trained sets of interpersonal situations. There was a significant improvement in assertiveness in both the trained and non-trained set in the real life context. A six month follow-up showed that some gains in assertiveness remained. These findings extend the usefulness of assertive training procedures for women to those with severely diminished cognitive skills. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)