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A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF ASSERTIVENESS AMONG ALCOHOLICS RESIDING IN SELECTEDADDICTION CENTER AND PSYCHIATRIC UNITS OF SANGLI MIRAJ AND KUPWAD AREAMAHARASHTRA (INDIA)

Narayan K. Ghorpade

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Background Another study examined the relationship of coping and problem drinking to men's abusive behavior towards female partners. An ethnically diverse sample of 147 men in a court-mandated program for domestic violence offenders completed questionnaires at the first session. Path modeling was conducted to test the extent to which coping and problem drinking predicted both physical and psychological abuse. In addition, the relationships of problem drinking and physical abuse to injury of the men's female partners were examined. Results indicated that both the use of avoidance and problem-solving coping to deal with relationship problems were related indirectly to abusive behavior through problem drinking. Avoidance, but not problem-solving coping also was directly and positively related to physical and psychological abuse.[1] Objectives: To assess the level of assertiveness among alcoholics residing in selected de – addiction centers and psychiatric units. To find out the association between level of assertiveness with selected demographic variables. Material and methods: Simple Random technique was used Samples were 60 Alcoholics who are residing in de addiction centers and psychiatric units at sangli miraj kupwad area, Maharashtra (INDIA). Results overall determined the assertiveness among alcoholics 7% were found to be less assertive while 45% and 48%fell among moderate and highly assertive. The study was conducted based on various demographic variables, such as age, gender, education, occupation, marital status, type of family. A pilot study was conducted before the actual study to save available resources time and essential motives commodities. A study was conducted in various de addiction centers and psychiatric units the study reveals the age group of 26-35year to be highly assertive depicting 42% all the samples study are male married person mostly belonging to nuclear family are highly assertive behavior holders ranging 85% and 65% respectively. A study assessing 60 samples widely dividing them into three groups mild assertive, moderate assertive and highly assertive reported 7% mild assertive, 45% moderate assertive, 48% highly assertive. Conclusion The present study tries to find out level of assertiveness among alcoholics in the results the mild with 7% moderate 45% and highly assertive 48%. And p value with fisher exact test was 0.133 and no significant association found, so most of the alcoholics patients are having highly assertiveness who all residing in selected-addiction center and psychiatric units of sangli Miraj and kupwad area.

Keywords: Assertiveness, alcoholic patients, De- addiction centers.


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