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8.2.3 Effects on Self-Efficacy Results from participants’ scores on self-efficacy showed significant improvements in both groups over time, but no significant differences were observed between groups. It was therefore concluded that the VW training and the F2F training were equally effective in impacting the self-efficacy of the participants. Bandura (1986) has argued that self-efficacy is enhanced through modelling and role-play practice. In keeping with this premise, it is possible that in addition to the benefits of the assertiveness training, as both groups engaged in the roleplays they gained more confidence and experience. This was particularly noticeable when the researcher invited the participants to improvise their own roleplays rather than rely on the scripts provided by the researcher. The participants demonstrated an eagerness to use their own knowledge and execute their own understanding as distinct from the researcher’s. Similar to the pre-assertiveness results, both groups held high self-perception regarding their self-efficacy pre-test. While self-efficacy does not reflect actual…show more content…
8.2.4 Role-Play Assessment Assessment of the students’ performance of the roleplays was included in this study to provide a measure that would be examined by individuals other than the researcher. While the results showed that the mean scores for the experimental group were numerically higher than for the control group on all variables examined, the results were not statistically significant. This suggests that the VW training and the F2F training were equally effective in influencing the role-play performance of the participants. These results add to the research that direct observation of role-play demonstrating assertiveness skills could be reliably rated on specific components (Lawson et al., 2010; Borbely et al.,
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