International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

The effect of assertiveness training in reducing adolescent violence among high school students


Budi Santoso, Sri Endriyani, Ridwan

Violent behavior by adolescents is a problem that must be resolved soon because the impact is very detrimental to all parties. One of the nursing interventions that can be given in order to achieve optimal adolescent mental health is to provide assertiveness training therapy. This study aimed to determine the effect assertiveness training on violent behavior of adolescent studying in a private high school of Palembang, Indonesia. This study was a quasi-experimental pre post-test with control group with a sample of 60 students. The 30 student in control group was given a generalist therapy violent behavior and the 30 student in intervention group was given assertiveness training therapy. The data collection is using questionnaires and the data was analysed with paired t-Test. The results showed that there is a significant decrease to the response of violent behavior with mean 11.46 before given assertiveness training therapy and 9.46 after give assertiveness training therapy in the intervention group. This research also showed that violent behavior in response to behavioral, cognitive, social and physical decreased significantly. Assertiveness training is able to reduce violent behavior in adolescents and recommended to the teachers, friends and family.
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Budi Santoso, Sri Endriyani, Ridwan. The effect of assertiveness training in reducing adolescent violence among high school students. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 706-709 DOI: 10.22271/advanced.2018.v3.i3.166
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