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| Published: December 31, 2020

Assertiveness and self-esteem among adolescents – a correlational study

Lubna Kumar

Clinical Psychologist, Dept of Psychology, Hislop College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Kruti Rathi

Clinical Psychologist, Dept of Psychology, Hislop College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.155/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.155

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The present study was accomplished to correlate a relation between assertive behavior and self-esteem among adolescents. Assertiveness plays an important role in building self-esteem. Assertiveness if developed in the adolescence stage helps in handling bullies as assertive people are less likely to be bullied and are less aggressive because of their nature. They are communicative about their needs to parents, peers and authority. They have healthier relationships and are able to resist peer pressure and manage stress. Assertiveness helps in being emotionally stable and independent. The hypothesis states that there is a significant correlation between assertive behavior and self-esteem in adolescents. The results depict that the correlation between assertiveness and self-esteem is positive. It is concluded that with proper mentoring and training; assertive behavior and self-esteem can be accelerated among adolescents.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.155/20200804

10.25215/0804.155

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020