Relationship between assertiveness and social anxiety with happiness

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant professor of educational psychology, Bojnourd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd, Iran

2 Department of psychology, Islamic Azad university, Bojnourd Branch , Bojnourd, Iran


The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between
assertiveness and social anxiety with happiness in the second class
of high school girls of Bojnourd. The main research method is
descriptive and correlational type. The population consists of girls
students of high school of Bojnourd (4540 persons) that 400
persons of them selected by multi- stage random sampling and
based on Morgan`s table. The Assertiveness Inventory (Gambrills &
Richey, 1975), Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (Hills & Argyle,
2002) and Social Phobia Inventory (Connor et al, 2000) were used
in order to gathering of data. Pearson correlation, multiple
regressions with stepwise method and variance analysis of
univariate was used to test the hypothesis. Results showed that
assertiveness and social anxiety is relate with happiness and
predicts it. Found that there is a significant positive relationship
between assertiveness and happiness at the level of less than 0.01.
In addition, there is a negative and meaningful relationship between
social anxiety and its dimensions with happiness at the level of less
than 0.01. There is a significant negative and meaningful
relationship between assertiveness and dimensions and total score
of social anxiety at the level of less than 0.01. In addition, there is a
significant difference between Assertiveness and happiness of
students of different academic disciplines. The absence of negative
emotions such as anxiety, embarrassment and low zinc, depression,
anger, positive emotions and mood, activity, and more extensive
social relations were related to the happiness.


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