Academic performance, Group counselling, Study techniques, Gender, Nigeria
This study investigated the influence of gender on the effectiveness of Preview-Read-Recall (P-R-R) study technique and group counselling on the academic performance of senior secondary school students. The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of Group Counselling combined with P-R-R study technique on the academic performance of senior secondary school students; and to find out if the outcome of the treatment would be influenced by the gender of the students. The sample for this study consists of forty-five Senior Secondary School Students comprising of twenty-one (21) males and twenty-four (females). The treatment group was exposed to a combination of group counselling and P-R-R study technique, while the control group was exposed to a non-specific treatment. Two hypotheses were formulate and tested using mean scores and the t-test The result of the study showed a significant difference between the treatment group and control in their academic performance. This implied that a combination of group counselling and P-R-R was effective in enhancing secondary school students' academic performance. The treatment package was also suitable for both males and females. It was recommended that a combination of group counselling and P-R-R should be used to enhance secondary school students' academic performance irrespective of their sexes.
Key Words: Academic performance, Group counselling, Study techniques, Gender, Nigeria