Marital Status, Religion and Gender as factors in Assertiveness
Keywords:Assertiveness, interpersonal relationship, communication skill
Assertiveness is a social skill that is invaluable in interpersonal concourse. Yet, demographics of assertiveness are scarce. This calls for studies examining demographic factors that influence the construct. This study investigated the impact of marital status, religion and gender in assertive behavior. A total of four hundred and fifty-two (452) participants completed the Assertive Behavior Inventory (ABI). The participants were made up of 211 males, 241 females: 186 married, 266 singles, and 251 Moslems and 201 Christians. 3-Way ANOVA was used for data analysis. Only religion was statistically significant. Christians scored higher than Moslems in assertiveness. Results of this study have implications for clinical and social psychology practice.