Efficacy of Assertiveness Training in Enhancing Interpersonal Skills among Selected Nurses Attending MCPDP at Osun State School of Nursing, Osogbo: Osun State, Nigeria

Bayo L. Ajibade, Musa A Adeleke, Adeolu, Ejidokun, Zacheus, O. Oyewumi


Introduction: Assertiveness is an important behaviour for today’s professional nurse. As nurses move away from traditional subservient roles and perceived stereotypes, it is increasingly being recognized that a nurse needs to behave in an assertive way. The study investigated the influence of Assertiveness Training in enhancing interpersonal skills among selected nurses attending mandatory continuing professional development programme (MCPDP).Methodology: - The sample consisted of one hundred and twenty nurses randomly selected, from the clustered population of nurses attending MCPDP in Osun State, Nigeria. A. 3 x 2 factorial design was adopted. The analysis of covariance was used to test two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance using SPSS version window 17.Results: - Results indicated that subjects exposed to treatments performed significantly better than the control group on the measures of interpersonal skills i.e. Assertiveness Behaviour inventory; social skill inventory, F (15,304) =  103.41, P<0.0. Conclusion: - It was concluded that the therapeutic technique was effective in enhancing interpersonal skills of the subjects.

Keywords: Efficacy, Assertiveness Training, Interpersonal Skills, MCPDP, Low intelligence, High Intelligence, Osogbo.


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