Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The effects of subject-assertiveness on perceived assertiveness in others were investigated. A subject's assertiveness level was determined by scores on the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule. Subjects were randomly assigned to watch a videotape portraying a low-, medium-, or high-assertive actor and then asked to rate the actor on a 14-item semantic differential scale and on the Impact Message Inventory. Several Pearson product-moment correlations revealed significant results, supporting the original hypothesis. Suggestions for future research are included.
Robertori, Lisa E. and Hulbert, Sandra D., "The effects of subject assertiveness on perceived assertiveness of others" (1984). Honors Theses. 778.