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NCJ Number: 51253 Find in a Library
Title: ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING AS A SHORT-TERM TREATMENT METHOD WITH JUVENILE FIRST OFFENDERS
Author(s): C L WHITESIDE
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 128
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY DESCRIBES THE COMPARISON OF ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING TO CLIENT-CENTERED COUNSELING, PRE-TEST AND POSTTEST TREATMENT, AND A CONTROL TREATMENT.
Abstract: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO EXAMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING IN DEALING WITH JUVENILE FIRST OFFENDERS. THE SAMPLE INCLUDED 22 MALES AND 23 FEMALES DRAWN FROM THE JUVENILE FIRST OFFENDER PROGRAM IN LEA COUNTY, N. MEX. THE PARTICIPANTS WERE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO THE FOLLOWING FIVE GROUPS: (1) ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING; (2) CLIENT-CENTERED COUNSELING; (3) WAITING LIST; (4) PRETEST AND POSTTEST ONLY; AND (5) POSTTEST ONLY. SUBJECTS WERE PRETESTED AND POSTTESTED WITH THE RATHUS ASSERTIVENESS SCHEDULE (R.A.S.) AND THE PIERS-HARRIS CHILDREN'S SELF CONCEPT SCALE (C.S.C.S.). TWO NULL HYPOTHESES WERE STATED PROPOSING THAT NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MEAN PRETEST AND POSTTEST SCORES ON THE R.A.S. AND C.S.C.S. WOULD APPEAR AMONG THE FIVE GROUPS. AN ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE (ANOVA) ONE-WAY DESIGN WAS APPLIED TO THE DATA. FURTHER ANALYSES WERE ACCOMPLISHED USING A POSTERIORI CONTRASTS. THE MAJOR CONCLUSIONS OF THE STUDY WERE AS FOLLOWS: (1) ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING IN ADOLESCENT GROUPS CAN BE EFFECTIVE IN DEALING WITH JUVENILE FIRST OFFENDERS; (2) CLIENT-CENTERED COUNSELING WAS EFFECTIVE ALONE OR IN COMBINATION WITH ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING; AND (3) FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF JUVENILE FIRST OFFENDERS IS WARRANTED. TABULAR DATA, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND APPENDIXES WITH SAMPLES OF THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS ARE PROVIDED. (JCP)
Index Term(s): Assertiveness training; Effective communications training; Interpersonal maturity; Juvenile first offenders; Juvenile offender attitudes; New Mexico; Self concept
Note: UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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