An Investigation of Assertiveness and Satisfaction with Life among Malaysian Secondary School Students

By Salleh Amat, Zuria Mahmud and Amla Salleh.

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This study examined the relationship between assertiveness and satisfaction with life among Malaysian secondary school students. A set of questionnaires, including the assertiveness scale and the Satisfaction with Life scale, was used to measure participants’ level of assertiveness and satisfaction with life. This study included 1,392 high school students, 15 to 16 years old, randomly selected from the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Data analysis indicated that respondents’ assertiveness level was high but their satisfaction with life was average. Female students showed higher assertiveness scores than male students. The findings also demonstrated no significant difference in satisfaction with life according to gender. A significant relationship was found between assertiveness and satisfaction with life. The implications of this study toward secondary school students, especially in the implementation of counseling programs, are discussed in this study.

Keywords: Assertiveness, Counseling Programs, Malaysian Secondary School Student, Satisfaction With Life

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 812.214KB).

Dr. Salleh Amat

Lecturer, Educational Foundation, National University of Malaysia, B. Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

At UKM (National University of Malaysia) I teach counseling course at graduate level and supervising doctoral students. I also teach introduction of counseling for undergraduate students. Research interest: multicultural, career, and student personnel.

Prof. Dr. Zuria Mahmud

Professor, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

I am currently teaching at he Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia. My field of specialization is counseling Education and Supervision. Besides teaching and supervision I am also active in research and publication. My works focus on issues related to counseling practice and training. I am married and blessed with three girls.

Prof. Amla Salleh

Professor, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Amla Salleh is a professor at Faculty of education. Her specialization is in counselor education and training and her interest includes student development and learning.


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