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assertiveness

 [ah-ser´tiv-ness]
a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof. To assert oneself is to affirm one's rights or position withouteither aggressively transgressing the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or rightful position.
assertiveness training instruction and practice in techniques for dealing with interpersonal conflicts and threatening situations in an assertive manner, avoiding the extremes of aggressive and submissive behavior. Such training has as its goals enabling the learner to express personal feelings freely, speak up for his or her rights, communicate disagreement effectively, accept compliments comfortably, persist in expressing a legitimate complaint, and negotiate mutually satisfying solutions to interpersonal situations in which there is some type of conflict.
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Joy used her assertiveness to help her mother, who died of breast cancer when Joy was 28.
Greene and Navarro (1998) consider that assertiveness is specific to each situation.
FIRST SESSION: introduce and acquaintance to each other, express aims and class laws, define and clarify and discuss about concepts and life skills, interpersonal relations, self esteem and assertiveness, make partnership space for intervention persons in discussion and encourage them to talking for breaking communication ice.
In the mentioned framework, the present study pursued the following goals: (a) To assess the level of assertiveness of a sample of students from the following segments: Primary Education, Secondary Education, highly gifted students with good academic performance from Primary Education, and conflictive students with very poor academic results from Secondary Education; (b) To determine whether the excess or lack of assertive skills has any relation with academic performance as assessed by the school grades; and (c) To test whether the more rebellious students, from the school viewpoint, score differentially from the rest of the students in their level of assertiveness.
One was assertiveness, which is the desire to be dominant and forceful.
They also role-played work scenarios requiring assertiveness, such as phoning a specialist late at night, or asking for meal-break cover.
Another key skill for student nurses to develop is assertiveness. Nurses' assertiveness is an important factor in interpersonal relationships between patients and nurses, and it plays an important role in providing patients with care in nursing practice (Timmins & McCabe, 2005).
GLOBE cultural dimensions--namely, assertiveness and performance orientations--were examined as moderating variables.
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We examined this question by exploring the interrelations among racelethnicity, social anxiety, assertiveness, and self-beliefs related to mood regulation and sense of self.