Effect of Counseling on Graduates’ Employment Challenges
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.