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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 293) Last page : ( 296)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00063.6

Relationship between the Level of Assertiveness and Academic Performance among Arts and Science College students

Thenmozhi P.1,*, Bharathy D. Divya2

1Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

2B. Sc.(N) IV Year Student, Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author Email: thenmozhi.sethu@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.



Assertiveness is the important social skill which promotes personal well-being. Lack of assertiveness leads to lack of confidence, low self-esteem and poor academic performance. Hence the study was conducted with the aim to relate the assertiveness with academic performance


Non-experimental descriptive study was chosen to conduct a study in selected arts and Science College with 60 samples. The tools used for the study was Assertiveness scale and Academic performance scale


The results revealed that out of 60 samples, 4(6.7%) were situationally assertive, 26(43.3%) were somewhat assertive, 30(50%) were assertive. In assessing the academic performance 23(38.3%) had good performance, 34(56.7%) had moderate performance, and 3(5%) had poor performance. The study findingalso shows that there is a positive relationship between the level of assertiveness and academic performance


The present study concluded that there is a lack of assertiveness among students which directly or indirectly affect their academic performance of the students. It is necessary that every school or college should provide the assertive training program to face the challenges and cope up with the current situation in the world.



Assertiveness, academic performance, students.


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