EFFECT OF ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING ON RESILIENCE AMONG EARLY-ADOLESCENTS

  • Chikwe Agbakwuru Department of educational psychology, Guidance and counselling Faculty of education, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Ugwueze Stella Department of educational psychology, Guidance and counselling Faculty of education, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of assertive training on early-adolescents‘ improvement of resilience. The training which consisted of 10 sessions of 50 minutes each was conducted at Army Day Secondary School in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. A total of 24 students aged 10-12 years were used for the study. Pre-test post test experimental and control group design was used with some observation also made. Randomisation assignment was used to draw the 14 (8 male and 6 female) students to experimental and 10 (male and female) student to control groups. Researcher made early-adolescents‘ resilience scale (P.R.S) were used as instruments. Experts in the field of Guidance and Counselling validated the instruments for both pre-test and post-test. A test retest was employed at interval of two weeks to test for the reliability co-efficient of the instrument; Spearman‘s product moment correlation method was used to test the result. The correlated coefficients of early-adolescents‘ resilience scale = 0.84. The summary of the research questions and hypothesis answered showed that there was positive effect of assertiveness training on improvement of resilience on respondents. The assertiveness training showed more improvement on resilience of the girls than that of the boys. From the statistical analysis, we conclude that the assertive training has been able to improve the level of resilience on the experimental group. This result shows that both the male and female was affected equally by the assertiveness training. There were higher scores from the experimental group and for that we attribute it to the effect of assertive training on them. The observation carried out by the researcher and the teachers has a positive outcome. Recommendation was made for the need of counselling units in schools.

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Published
2012-05-20
How to Cite
Agbakwuru, C., & Stella, U. (2012). EFFECT OF ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING ON RESILIENCE AMONG EARLY-ADOLESCENTS. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 8(10). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2012.v8n10p%p