Investigates the assertive behaviour of a group of English-speaking secondary school learners and their degree of discomfort with assertive behaviour, and identifies situations in which they would like to be more assertive. The literature on assertiveness and assertiveness training is reviewed. An empirical investigation was also conducted. The investigation shows that only a small percentage of adolescents know how to assert themselves appropriately. The majority of adolescents display what is known as a dysfunctional assertion repertoire ranging from non-assertiveness to anxious-performers. Girls appear to be more assertive than boys. Guidelines for an assertiveness training programme have been given.
|Degree Type||Masters degree|