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Experimental Result Paper | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Assertive Training Programme on Knowledge regarding Prevention of Sexual abuse among Adolescent Girls in Selected Schools at Guwahati
Biteshori Huirem | Moirangthem Sumita 
Abstract: Sexual violence against girls is a global human rights violation of vast proportion with severe health and social consequences. Assertiveness training is a form of behaviour therapy designed to help people stand up for themselves. The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Assertive Training Programme (ATP) in terms of knowledge gain regarding prevention of sexual abuse. Quantitative approach and Pre - experimental (one - group pre - test and post test) was adopted for the study. Using non - probability purposive sampling technique 80 adolescents girls were selected for the study. The study was conducted at selected schools of Guwahati, Assam. ATP was given to the selected sample. The findings of the revealed that in pre - test majority 66 (82.5%) of participants had inadequate knowledge and 14 (17.5%) of participants had moderate knowledge while in post - test majority of participants 77 (96.2%) had adequate knowledge and (3.8%) had moderate knowledge regarding prevention of sexual abuse. The association between pre - test level of knowledge with selected demographic variables showed that there was significant association at p<0.5 level between educational status of father and type of family of adolescent girls. The study concluded that assertive training programme was effective in improving the knowledge regarding the prevention of sexual abuse adolescent girls.
Keywords: Effectiveness, assertive training, adolescent girls, sexual abuse and schools
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,
Pages: 999 - 1004