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SJKU 2013, 18(4): 95-101 Back to browse issues page
The effect of assertiveness training on medical students’ shyness
Nasim Shams Alizadeh 1, Kayvan Kakabraee Dr2, Hamzeh Ahmadian Dr3, Fayegh Yousefi Dr4
1- Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Kermanshah , nasim.shams292@gmail.com
2- Assistant Professor Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah branch
3- Assistant Professor Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj branch
4- Assistant Professor Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:  
ABSTRACT Background and Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an assertiveness training program on medical students’ shyness. Material and Method: This study is a semi-experimental one with pretest and post-test. We used convenience sampling method. Our intervention group included 50 second semester medical students of Kurdistan University who participated in assertiveness skills training course for 4 weeks. Control group consisted of second semester students of Kermanshah University who had not passed any course on assertiveness skills training. Cheek & Briggs Shyness Questionnaire was used for evaluation of both groups. For data analysis we used analysis of covariance. Results: Experimental group included 19 men and 31 women and control group consisted of 20 men and 30 women. Both groups were similar in regard to the mean scores of the pretest. But the mean scores of the post-test in control and experimental groups showed a significant difference which indicated that life skills training could be beneficial for the students to overcome their shyness significantly (p=0.001). Conclusion: The results of this study showed that training of assertiveness skills could be helpful to the university students to control their shyness. Short term training of assertiveness skills is recommended for the school and university students. Key word: Assertiveness training, Shyness, Students Received: June 8, 2013 Accepted: Oct 23, 2013 Conflict of interest: None declared
Keywords: Assertiveness training, Shyness, Students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/12/19 | Accepted: 2013/12/19 | Published: 2013/12/19
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Volume 18, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2013) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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