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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 123) Last page : ( 126)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00029.3

A Study to Assess the Correlation between the Assertive behavior and self esteem among Adolescent Girls

Rani E. Elis1,*, Dr. Sharma C. P2

1Sri Narayani College of Nursing, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

2Near Goras Bhandar, Muralipura Scheme Mode. Road No-01. Jaipur-302039, Rajasthan, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sasikala.elis1@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.


Assertiveness and self-esteem in adolescents are the instruments for expressing themselves without any psychological disturbances in different situations. It is essential for a better emotional wellbeing and to maintain socially supportive relationships

Aim of the study

To assess the correlation between the assertive behaviour and self-esteem among adolescent girls


A descriptive correlation survey research design was adopted for the collecting data from fifty adolescent girls from a selected college, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India using purposive sampling technique. Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale were used to assess the assertive behaviour and self-esteem in adolescent girls. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics


Majority of the adolescent girls were somewhat assertive 26(52%) and 11(22%) of them had assertive, 44 (88%) and 5(10%) had average and high self-esteem. A significant positive Spearman's Rank Order correlation (rs=0.6667) was found between the assertive behaviour and self-esteem of the adolescent girls. Significant associations were found between the assertive scores with the religion, occupation status of father and type of family (x2 =14.3, 18.3 and 16.8). Significant associations were found between the levels of self esteem scores with the age, family monthly income, education and occupation status of father (x2 =14.1, 13.4 16.1, and 14.9). The adolescent girls occupation status of father was the only variable significantly associated between the assertive behavior and levels of self-esteem scores.



Adolescent girls, assertive behaviour and self esteem.


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