Initiative Description: Assertiveness training is a form of behavior therapy designed to help people stand up for themselves. Students were selected through purposive sampling. All students completed the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, the Rosenburg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and the Perceived Stress Scale at baseline and at the completion of AT training. Assertiveness training (AT) significantly improved students’ level of assertiveness and self-esteem after 1 month. AT was also effective in increasing psychological well-being, academic achievement, and reducing stress levels.
Study Results: There was upgrading in the level of perceived stress level and academic achievement of adolescents after Assertiveness training with a highly statistically difference when compared to pre-test scores.
Reference: Parray, W. M., & Kumar, S. (2017). Impact of assertiveness training on the level of assertiveness, self-esteem, stress, psychological well-being and academic achievement of adolescents. Indian Journal of Health and Well-being,8(12), 1476-1480.
Level of Evidence: Good