The Assertiveness Rating Scale tells you if a person is able to communicate thoughts and opinions in a clear, direct, and non-aggressive way, stand up to people, intimidates or acts with confidence. Use it to evaluate:
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Purpose: The Assertiveness Rating Scale – 2nd Revision assesses whether a person is able to communicate their thoughts and opinions in a clear, direct, and non-aggressive way.
No. of questions: 35
Question type: Self-report
Estimated completion time: 10 minutes
Shorter versions of assessment: N/A
Recommended age level: 18+
Qualification Level: Class A
Compliance: APA standards; EEOC standards (gender, age, disability)
● Sample Size: 6717
● Cronbach’s Alpha: 0.91
- Personal & professional development
5 ARS – R2 SCALES:
- Ability to speak for self
- Handling assertive/strong people
- Comfort with Vulnerability
- Benchmarks: Available (general population, 62 industries)
- Interview Questions: Available
- Group Comparisons: Available
- Detailed narrative interpretation
- Strengths and Limitations
Factors and Scales:
Overall Score plus 5 scales:
- Ability to speak for self: Acting with confidence to voice a personal opinion.
- Handling assertive/strong people: Ability to stand up to those who might be intimidating.
Comfort with Vulnerability: Ability to take action despite the risk of rejection or embarrassment.
- Subservience: Allowing the needs of others to take precedence over personal desires.
- Aggression: Using aggressive tactics, such as intimidation, physical force or manipulation to get one’s way