An Attempt to Establish the Experimental Construct Validity of Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches to Assertiveness Training

Mary Cianni, John J. Horan

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    Abstract

    Cognitive, behavioral, and combined assertiveness treatments for dysfunctional job-interviewing skills were evaluated in a design that included high-demand and waiting list control treatments as well. Cognitive, behavioral, generalization, and control measures were used to determine the construct validity of hypothesized improvements. The cognitive treatment had no impact on any outcome variable. Some evidence to favor the behavioral treatment appeared on the cognitive assessment battery. However, given the failure of the behavioral treatment to register parallel changes on the behavioral battery, these cognitive improvements are not clearly attributable to behavioral theory.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)243-247
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of counseling psychology
    Volume37
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 1 1990

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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