Effects of assertion training on aggressive behavior of adolescents

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Abstract

The effects of assertion training on aggressive adolescents' behavior were examined. 30 9th-grade students judged by peers to be aggressive were randomly assigned to assertion training, placebo, and no-treatment control groups. The experimental group received 8 50-min assertion training sessions, and the 2 other groups received either no contact or placebo sessions concerning decision-making. Results show that the assertion training yielded significant improvement on the assertion scale, but it had little effect on peer-judged aggression. The implications of the findings are discussed. (6 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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