ERIC Number: ED219696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Assertiveness and College Satisfaction in a Multicultural Population.
Abston, Nathaniel, Jr.; Wesley, Andrea L.
The changing ethnic population of college students presents a need to assess college satisfaction, particularly in view of the increasing numbers of black students attending predominantly white colleges and universities. The relationship between assertiveness and college satisfaction was studied in a multicultural population of 23 black and 23 white college students who completed the College Self Satisfaction Questionnaire and the College Self Expression Scale. Statistical analyses did not support the hypothesis of a significant relationship between assertiveness and satisfaction. In addition, no statistically significant ethnic differences were found for assertiveness. Black students did, however, achieve higher scores than white students on the assertion measure. Black students were significantly less satisfied with their college experience, confirming previous research. The findings suggest that assertiveness and college satisfaction may be inversely related. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).