The present paper examines how the sex-role orientation of the nurse can affect both positive and negative assertion. The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BRSI) and the Assertion Inventory (AI) were used to collect self-reported data from a convenience sample of 94 subjects. Behavioral data were obtained by directly sampling 50 nurses’ responses within role-play situations. Contrary to earlier studies, the findings of the investigation indicated that there was no significant relationship between assertion measurements and sex-role orientation. Following a discussion of the findings, recommendations relating to future research are made and the limitations of the study are identified.
McCartan, P., & Hargie, O. (2004). Effects of nurses' sex-role orientation on positive and negative assertion. Nursing and Health Sciences, 6(5), 45-49. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2018.2003.00173.x