Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
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.
Copyright 1977 Stephen L. Miller
Miller, Stephen, "Classroom Seating Position as Related to Anxiety, Assertiveness, and Psychopathology" (1977). Master's Theses. 1675.