Comparative Study

| Published: July 30, 2018

Assertiveness and Job Satisfaction among Psychologists in Kerala

Sannet Thomas

Psychologist, Bwell Mind Care Thiruvalla, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.021/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.021


Keywords: Assertiveness, Job Satisfaction Aim: Assertiveness is the ability to express one’s feelings, opinions, beliefs, and needs directly, openly and honestly, while not violating the personal rights of others. Job Satisfaction is an attitude which results from balancing and summation of many specific likes and dislikes experienced in connection with the job. A psychologist is a mental health professional who evaluates and studies behaviour and mental processes. The present study aimed to investigate the assertiveness and job satisfaction among psychologists in Kerala. Methods: This study was done on 120 psychologists out of which 60 males and 60 females (40 Clinical psychologist, 40 Counselling psychologist, 40 educational Psychologist) through purposive sampling technique. The Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, Job Satisfaction Scale were used to collect data. Data were analysed by using Mean, S.D, two-way ANOVA, and Pearson product moment correlation. Result: Result proves it, there is a significant difference in the assertiveness among psychologists in Kerala across gender. There is no significant difference in the assertiveness among psychologists in Kerala across their area of speciality. Males have high assertiveness and job satisfaction compared to females in each area of speciality. There is a significant difference in the job satisfaction among psychologists in Kerala across gender and area of speciality also. Statistically there is no significant correlation between assertiveness and job sa

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018