The Impact of Assertiveness Training on Improving Social Efficacy among Higher Basic Stage Bullied Students

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Mohammad Amein Melhem

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The study examined the effect of training on self-assertiveness  on improving the social efficacy of bullying students from the upper basic stage in schools affiliated to the Directorate of Education for the first Irbid region. The study sample consisted of (30) students from the seventh and eighth grades from the Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Basic School for Boys who obtained high scores on the scale of being a victim, and they were randomly distributed into two groups: an experimental group that included (15) students who were subjected to assertiveness training and a control group. It included (15) students who were not subjected to assertiveness training, and to achieve the objectives of the study, the social  efficacy scale was used. Arithmetic averages, standard deviations, and the "T" test were used to process the statistical data. The results of the study showed that there were statistically significant differences at the significance level (α = 0.05) between the experimental and control groups, and in favor of the experimental group in improving social efficacy on the total score. The results of the study also revealed that the results of the follow-up analysis of the experimental group showed the continuity of the impact of  assertiveness training in improving the social efficacy of the victims of bullying.

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