Master's Theses

Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

A study investigating the relationship of assertiveness, anxiety, and psychopathology with classroom seating position was performed using a freshman level class in introductory psychology. The classroom was divided into left-middle-right and front-back sections. The assertive questionnaire differentiated the left-middle-right sections. The left section was found to be less assertive then the middle or right section of the classroom. A significant interaction between sex and left-middle-right seat position occurred on the psychopathology indicator, as in a previous study. Students' grade point average and grade in class was found to be significantly correlated with seat position. Other findings were noted and related to the interaction between environmental and intra personal factors in the classroom.

Advisor

Daniel Kaeck

Date of Award

Summer 1977

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1977 Stephen L. Miller

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