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An Investigation of the Relationship between Counselling Services and Adjustment of School-aged Children–in-Transition in Junior Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 22:35

Ojo, Yetunde Abiola, Ph.D (Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)
Ogunmilugba Bamidele Joke (Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)

DIP: 18.01.006/20170501

DOI:10.25215/0501.006

The crux of this study is to examine the role of counselling services in fostering adjustment of school-aged children-in-transition in junior secondary schools in Ogun state, Nigeria. Using simple random and purposive sampling technique, three hundred samples (males= 133 and females=167) of school-aged children with mean age 10.96 participated in the study. Respondents filled two standardized instruments which are School Counselling Services Scale (SCSS) and Student Adjustment Scale (SAS). Data were analysed using Pearson product moment correlation and t-test at 0.05 level of significance. Result revealed that counselling services was perceived to be an effective tool in fostering adjustment of school-aged children–in-transition in junior secondary schools. Consequent upon this, government, policy makers as well as school counsellors should ensure the efficient and effective delivery of counselling services in secondary schools for new students transitioning from primary schools to junior secondary schools.

Keywords: Adjustment, school-aged children in-transition, gender, counselling services.

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© 2017 Abiola O Y, & Joke O B

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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Received: July 20, 2017; Revision Received: October 03, 2017; Accepted: October 30, 2017

How to cite this article:


Abiola O Y, & Joke O B (2017). An Investigation of the Relationship between Counselling Services and Adjustment of School-aged Children–in-Transition in Junior Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Indian Psychology, Vol. 5, (1), DIP: 18.01.006/20170501, DOI: 10.25215/0501.006

 



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