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dc.contributor.authorWeist, Mark D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:37:43Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:37:43Z
dc.date.issued1988-08-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06102012-040356en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43070
dc.description.abstractThe present investigation expanded on the template matching approach (Cone, 1980) to empirically evaluate whether assertiveness is associated with interpersonal success among a group of fourth grade boys. Using popular sociometric status as an index of success in interaction, the performances of 15 popular boys were compared with those of 15 rejected boys in a role-play measure of social behavior. An observation code containing behaviors traditionally associated with assertiveness was compared to a code containing inductively generated behaviors. Popular boys demonstrated significantly higher levels of traditional and inductive behaviors. Total scores on the inductive behavioral, code correlated significantly with self-reported assertiveness, while total scores on the traditional code did not. On an evaluative measure of assertive, aggressive and submissive response alternatives, the two groups showed no significant differences. The utility of the template matching method in empirical target selection and validation was underscored.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1988.W457.pdfen_US
dc.subjectChild psychology.en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1988.W457en_US
dc.titleAssertiveness in boys : evaluating the construct using template matching proceduresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairOllendick, Thomas H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFinney, Jack W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Russell T.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06102012-040356/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-06-10en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-06-10
dc.date.adate2012-06-10en_US


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