Dr. Donald Witters
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Self-Esteem, assertiveness, gender, academic performance, sexual responsibility, depressed mood, Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, Rathus Assertiveness Schedule
Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology | Social Psychology
The purpose of this study was to examine self esteem and assertiveness in relation to gender, academic performance, sexual responsibility, and mood level. It was hypothesized that self-esteem would be higher in adolescents who are more assertive and higher in males than in females. Also, low assertiveness will accompany low self-esteem in relation to lower academic performance, lower sexual responsibility, and depressed mood. Subjects (N = 96), from a small liberal arts college, completed the Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, and sexual relationship vignettes. Results indicated that SE and grade point average are significantly related to assertiveness but not gender. Sexual responsibility and depressed mood were found to be related to SE but not assertiveness. Means and standard deviations were reported for all variables.
Lee, Ginger R., "Self-Esteem's relation to assertiveness--in gender, academic performance, sexual responsibility, and depressed mood" (1995). Honors Projects. 622.