The effect of an assertiveness training on the assertiveness and self esteem level of 5th grade children

Download
2003
Sert, Adile Gülşah
Assertiveness is an important skill for children to develop healthy human relations with peers, parents, teachers, and all the other social contacts. When children use assertiveness skills in their social, academic and personal life, they enhance the potential of reaching successful outcomes. There are some positive correlations between assertiveness and self esteem. Thus, investigating the effects of an assertiveness training on the assertiveness and self esteem levels of 5th grade children would contribute to a lot of aspects on the development of children. This study aims to develop an assertiveness program for 5th grade elementary school students and has the purpose of exploring the effects on children̕s level of assertiveness and self esteem. The participants of the study were from Ankara University Education Development Foundation Primary School. Twenty four students participated in the study. The experimental design was used in which 2 groups were compared on pre test and post test measures by using Assertiveness Inventory and Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory. Moreover, observations of teachers were collected through the record sheets. The experimental group was given an 8 week training. In order to explore the effects of assertiveness training on assertiveness levels of the children independent samples t test was used. The results revealed that there were significant differences between the two groups based on assertiveness scores. Inn order to explore the effects of assertiveness training on self esteem levels of children, Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used. However, there were no significant differences found on self esteem scores between the two groups. On the other hand, according to the observations that were collected from the teachers, it could be stated that the training contributed positively to the children̕s self esteem.

Suggestions

The effect of parent eduation on third grade children's social skills
Şahin, Rukiye; Sümer, Zeynep; Department of Educational Sciences (2006)
THE PURPOSE OF THE PRESENT STUDY IS TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF PARENT EDUCATION ON THIRD GRADE CHILDREN'S SOCIAL SKILLS. THE SAMPLE OF THE STUDY COMPOSED OF 29 THIRD GRADE STUDENTS' PARENTS. THE 3X3 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN WITH TWO TRAINING GROUPS AND ONE CONTROL GROUP AND THREE MEASUREMENTS (PRE, POST AND FOLLOW-UP) WERE USED. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS RECEIVED A 10 WEEK PARENT EDUCATION WHICH WAS DEVELOPED BY THE RESEARCHER WHILE THE CONTROL GROUP DID NOT RECEIVE ANY TRAINING. IN ORDER TO ASSESS SOCIAL SKILL...
A Comparison of Preschool and First Grade Teachers' Views about School Readiness
Sahin, Ikbal Tuba; Sak, Ramazan; TUNCER, NURAN (2013-06-01)
School readiness is an important concern for parents and teachers because it is a multifaceted process which encompasses all the developmental areas and various skills of children rather than only focusing on cognitive and literacy skills. In particular, preschool and first grade teachers experience the positive and negative sides of the process of school readiness. In this study, basic qualitative research was used to compare teachers' views about school readiness. The participants were 35 preschool and 35...
The Relationship between parenting style and self-esteem
Tunç, Aygül; Tezer, Esin; Department of Educational Sciences (2002)
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the relationships of different types of perceived parenting style and self-esteem. The sample was 755 (354 females, 401 males) high school students in Yenimahalle district, in Ankara. The data were gathered by administering three instruments, namely Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (RSS), Parenting Style Inventory (PSI) and Demographic Inventory (DI). Ill 1 ^»*oaJ *25*«**The result of the ANOVA employed to self-esteem scores of the high school students revealed ...
The Role of nature on self-regulation and adjustment of children
Bakır, Tuğçe; Kazak Berument, Sibel; Şahin Acar, Başak; Department of Psychology (2016)
Previous studies revealed that nearby natural environment is important for physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, and self-development as well as mental health of children. However, in terms of self-development of children, selfregulation has not been widely examined. The current study examined the relationship between the nearby natural environment, perceptual sensitivity of children, nature connectedness, self-regulation skills, and mental health. 299 mother-child pairs participated in the study. Children ...
The impact of perceived parenting styles on attachment styles, self-evaluations and close relationships
Sümer, Nebi; Gungor, D (1999-12-01)
The present study examined the interplay between the perceived parenting styles of the university students and attachment styles, basic self-dimensions, behavior patterns in close relationships, and relationship satisfaction. The findings indicated that parenting styles (authoritarian, authoritative, permissive/indulgent, and permissive/neglecting), which were constructed by crossing perceived parental acceptance/involment and strict control dimensions of parenting were consistently related with the major o...
Citation Formats
A. G. Sert, “The effect of an assertiveness training on the assertiveness and self esteem level of 5th grade children,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.