The structure of assertiveness: a confirmatory approach

WA ARRINDELL*, R SANDERMAN, H VANDERMOLEN, J VANDERENDE, PP MERSCH

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Abstract

By using confirmatory factor analysis, distress and performance factors of assertion identified previously in a sample of predomi- nantly agoraphobic club members (N = 703) employing the Scale for Interpersonal Behavior (SlB) - the factors being (I) Display of negative feelings; (II) Expression of and dealing with personal limitations; (III) Initiating assertiveness; and (IV) Praising others and the abili to deal with compliments/praise of others (positive assertion) - were shown to be reproducible (constant) in a combined sample of shy, socially phobic and unassertive Ss treated on an outpatient basis (N = 269). The importance of studies of this kind is briefly pinpointed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-339
Number of pages3
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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