Assertiveness and self-esteem of persons with drug use problems in a developing country: A comparative study

  • Rosemary C. Muomah
  • Paul C. Odinka
  • Kennedy U. Amadi
  • Callista U. Nduanya
  • Jaclyn I. Odinka


The aim of the present research was to compare the assertiveness and self-esteem of persons in a rehabilitation center for drug addiction problem with those of non-drug users. Results of the study showed that there were statistically significant differences in the two variables between the two groups. In other words, those with drug addiction problem reported less assertiveness and lower self-esteem compared to the control group.