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Therapeutic Approaches in Counselling Psychology Among Youths in South-South Nigeria
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 79-86   |   Vol. 3, No. 3, June 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Augustine A. Agbaje, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
Abstract
The study investigated the influence of Self Reliance Intervention and Poverty Eradication Course on therapeutic approaches in counselling Psychology among youths in South-South Nigeria. One hundred and eighty were randomly selected youths in National Directorate of Employment (NDE) constituted the sample of the study. The sample consisted of 95 boys and 85 girls. Their age ranged between 17 and 24 years with the mean age of 18.4 years and the standard deviation of 0.86 years. Self-Reliance Inventory and Poverty-Eradication scale were the two instruments employed in the study. Data were analysed using analysis of covariance and Duncan post-hoc measure. The results show that there was significant main influence of treatment on therapeutic approaches of the participants. The two instruments were also superior to the control group on measure of therapeutic approaches of the participants. Besides, the results further indicate that self-reliance decision-making and gender moderated the causal link between treatments and criterion measure. Based on the findings, it was suggested that conscious efforts should be made by the counsellors and other relevant stakeholders to adopt self-reliance intervention and poverty eradication course as tools for handling young adults’ self-reliance concerns.
Keywords
Self-Reliance Intervention, Poverty Eradication, Therapeutic Approaches, Counselling Psychology
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