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Date of Award

1975

Document Type

Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Roger C. Katz

Abstract

This study investigated the relative effectiveness of (1) modeling, (2) modeling plus behavior rehearsal, and (3) modeling, behavior rehearsal,_ and videotaped feedback in assertive training.. Twelve psychiatric outpatients were randomly assigned to three treatment groups, ,each of which received 5 hours of training. Four additional subjects served as a waiting .list control group.

The dependent measures used were the Assertive Behavior Situation Test (ABST), a behavioral role-play test, and two additional paper and pencil measures (Constriction Scale and Fear of Negative Evaluation). Each of these measures was administered at pre- and post-test sessions.

Split-plot 4.2 analyses of variance (Kirk, 1968) yielded a significant trial effect on both of the pencil and paper measures but not on the ABST. There were no significant group effects on any of the measures, nor were there any group X trial interactions.

The implications of these results on previously reported assertive training research were briefly discussed.

Pages

51

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