The Effectiveness of Assertiveness Training on Social Anxiety of Health Volunteers of Yazd


The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of assertiveness training on decreasing social anxiety of health volunteers in Yazd Health Center. Research method was quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test design by placebo and control groups, in order to measure the dependent variable used with Social Phobia Inventory (SPI). The population of this study was volunteers of Yazd city, 90 subjects were selected by simple random sampling, and then randomly assigned to three groups (experimental, control and placebo) and pre-test was conducted on them. Then, experimental group received assertiveness training in 8 sessions of at most 60 minutes. Placebo group was trained in prevention of different diseases in 8 sessions of at most 60 minutes. After the training period, all three groups were tested (post-test). In order to analyze the data, the analysis of repeated measurements was used. Results indicated that social anxiety scores in the intervention and control groups decreased more than in the placebo group. Result of present study indicates the importance of assertiveness skill training on the social anxiety. Results of this research are convergent with other research.

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Manesh, R. , Fallahzadeh, S. , Panah, M. , Koochehbiuki, N. , Arabi, A. & Sahami, M. (2015). The Effectiveness of Assertiveness Training on Social Anxiety of Health Volunteers of Yazd. Psychology, 6, 782-787. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.66077.

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