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The predictor variables included academic achievement, self-assertive efficacy, and drive motivation.
Applying Austin's speech act theory--which claims that to say something is to do or create something--to "I am" statements exposes the constitutive functions of self-assertive declarations.
Finally, if the perspective is that of an active social agent that sees him or herself as responsible for his or her own actions, and the process of involvement displays the self-assertive perspective, the response of intervention ought to focus on a strategy that guarantees their rights and is oriented to allow them to take responsibility for their own process of returning to civilian life.
But there's a third explanation, equally true for Jew and non-Jew alike: That far from being the self-assertive world-changers they so desperately want to be, they are in fact the dupes of a powerful consortium of oilrich Arab governments and global bodies that long ago turned human rights activism into a tragic parody.
Little wonder the patient, obedient Japanese people are becoming more defiant and self-assertive.
If the United States sticks to its Cold War mentality and continues to engage with Asian nations in a self-assertive way, it is doomed to incur repulsion in the region," the agency said.
Independent and self-assertive, with lots of physical energy, and never satisfied unless he could be the first to do something, was they way he liked it.
The opening chapters, "Politics, Race, and the Human Sciences" and "Intimations of Immortality and Double Consciousness," center on a Du Boisian problematic: How does one reconcile the demands of an educated, self-assertive black leadership with the spontaneous folk spirit of the black masses?
She demonstrates that nationalistic historians in Western Europe (especially in Germany and England) matched or surpassed in their nationalism the self-assertive voices of their non-Germanic Central European colleagues.
While being dazzled by Netanyahu's powerful, self-assertive, performance in Washington, we should pay more attention to the underlying fault lines that such a dramatic show reveals.
Even in her more intimate self-assertive moments (Easy Please Me, Movement) the prettiness of KB's melodies is matched by the addictiveness of the beats and the funkiness of the textures.