Effect of Counseling on Graduates’ Employment Challenges

  • EU Ebuara
Keywords: Counseling strategies, graduates unemployment, cognitive restructuring, and employment counseling.

Abstract

The study sought to discover the effects of cognitive restructuring counseling strategy on graduates’ coping ability and readiness aptitude to employment challenges. A sample of 100 unemployed graduates was used for the study. The sample was pretested and then exposed to a programme of cognitive restructuring counseling strategy that lasted for four weeks. At the end of the programme, a post test was administered. The pre-test and post-test made use of the same researcher’s designed questionnaire. Two hypotheses were postulated for the study. T-test statistical procedure was used to test the hypotheses. The findings showed that counseling intervention had a significant effect on graduates’ coping and readiness aptitude to employment challenges. The study recommends the inclusion of employment counseling as an integral part of General Studies.

Keywords: Counseling strategies, graduates unemployment, cognitive restructuring, and employment counseling.

Published
2013-12-05
Section
Articles

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