Attitude of secondary school students towards guidance and counselling services in Cross River State
The Study investigated the attitude of secondary students towards guidance and counselling services. Descriptive research design of the survey type was used. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A total of 400 secondary school students were selected from ten (10) schools through stratified random sampling technique. A validated questionnaire vetted by experts in measurement and research was used as an instrument for data collection. Independent t-test statistic was used for data analysis. The study revealed that students’ attitude towards guidance and counselling services were significantly positive; that gender and school location significantly influenced students’ attitude towards guidance services. The results further revealed that there are significant differences between attitude of male and female students in rural and urban schools towards guidance and counselling services. Based on these findings, the researchers recommended that secondary education board should open well equipped counselling units in both urban and rural schools and qualified counsellors should be posted to practice and create awareness of guidance and counselling services.