The Impact of Counselling Services on Psychosocial Development among Selected Private Secondary Schools in Kaduna Metropolis
The study examined the impact of Counselling services on students’ psycho-social development in some selected private secondary schools in Kaduna metropolis. The study adopted survey research design. The population of the study was 18,500 students. Sample size of 184 students was drawn by random sampling technique and based on the availability of schools with established Guidance and Counselling services. A self-developed instrument titled “Impact of Counselling Services on Students’ Psychosocial Development” was used to collect data. The validity of the research instrument was carried out by three experts in the area of Educational Guidance and Counselling. The reliability coefficient was 0.78 using split half reliability method. Two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. ANOVA and t-test statistical methods were used to analyse the data obtained. The result of the study revealed that counselling services is capable of helping students develop a healthy psychosocial life. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that private schools’ owners should ensure that Counselling services are rendered in effective ways that will ensure the overall psychosocial development of the students.
Key Words: Adolescent, Counselling Services, Psychosocial Development and Students.
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