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Gillespie and Eisler (1992) reported that the FGRS yields five factors reflecting situations that evoke gender role stress for women: (1) Emotional Detachment (e.g., having others believe you are emotionally cold), (2) Physical Unattractiveness (e.g., being perceived by others as overweight), (3) Victimization (e.g., having your car break down on the road), (4) Unassertiveness (e.g., bargaining with a salesperson when buying a car), and (5) Failed Nurturance (e.g., having someone else raise your children).
As presented in Table 3, this significant root was characterized by strong negative loadings on physical unattractiveness and shame-proneness; moderate negative loadings on victimization, unassertiveness, and externalization; and weak negative loadings on emotional detachment and failed nurturance.
A strong loading on physical unattractiveness, moderate loadings on victimization and unassertiveness, and weak loadings on emotional detachment and failed nurturance in the set of gender role stress variables were associated with a strong loading on shame-proneness, moderate loading on externalization and nonsignificant loading on guilt-proneness.
TABLE 3 Structure Correlational Coefficients for Canonical Analysis for Significant Canonical Roots for Feminine Gender Role Stress and Measures of Shame-Proneness, Guilt-Proneness, and Externalization Variable Root 1 Feminine Gender Role Stress Emotional Detachment -.31 Physical Unattractiveness -.90 Victimization -.60 Unassertiveness -.68 Failed Nurturance -.34 Self-Conscious Affect Shame-proneness -.97 Guilt-proneness -.25 Externalization -.52 Note.
Furthermore, the report stated, "these problems can be traced to the unassertiveness of our Asian staffs, and their failure to indicate problems".
Women have a greater tendency towards unassertiveness but less of a tendency towards uncooperativeness.
The findings in relation to the racial dimension suggest that the Chinese have a tendency towards unassertiveness and co-operativeness in dealing with conflict, indicating a desire to retain a sense of harmony and order which is probably linked to the popularity of Confucian and Buddhist beliefs among the Singaporean Chinese community.
There is a tendency towards unassertiveness among all age groups except those in the 31-35 age range.
With the exception of the administrative/management group, all categories have a tendency towards unassertiveness, and all groups with the exception of students and public services have a tendency towards unco-operativeness.
Your extraordinary modesty and unassertiveness, and your unreadiness to realise the weight which people attach to your words, may possibly lead you to underrate the gravity to the whole Church of any publication by you of the sort you have mentioned.
Whatever the reasons for his unassertiveness as this point, he later redeemed himself by going on the offensive with an effective new plan.
Tucci, while playing a professional observer and reporter, remains reined in by a reticence and unassertiveness that keep Mitchell at an emotional remove.