Assertiveness and Fear of Negative Evaluation among Young Adults
Keywords:Assertiveness, Fear of Negative Evaluation and Young Adults
AbstractAssertiveness is an important social skill among Young Adults that enhance their personal well-being. Assertiveness may be influenced by certain variables like Fear of Negative Evaluation, especially in social interaction situations. The purpose of the study was to analyze the relationship between Assertiveness and Fear of Negative Evaluation among Young Adults. The current study was conducted on 174 Young Adults both men and women between the age group of 18-25 years, who are residing in the cities of Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Quantitative approach was used along with Correlational research design was adopted and the sampling technique was purposive. Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (Rathus, 1978) and Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation scale (Leary, 1983) were administered on the participants to assess differences based on gender (men and women). Correlational analysis showed a moderate significant negative correlation between Assertiveness and Fear of Negative Evaluation among Young Adults. Results of t- test showed no significant difference in the level of Assertiveness and Fear of Negative Evaluation between men and women among Young Adults. The results of the study will help to develop interventions for people with low levels of Assertiveness and will also help to develop interventions for people with high levels of Fear of Negative Evaluation.
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Himaja Prabha P, & Dr. Kiran Babu NC. (2022). Assertiveness and Fear of Negative Evaluation among Young Adults. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.25215/0902.042
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