Edo Journal of Counselling

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Effects of counselling techniques in rehabilitating emotional maladjustment problem among adolescents

J.A Oliha, V.E.I Audu


This study investigated the effectiveness of Rational Emotive therapy (RET) and Systematic Desensitization (SD) in promoting emotional adjustment among adolescents in Edo state. Quasi Experimental design was used for the study. A total number of eighty four (84) students were randomly selected for the study and three (3)Senior secondary schools were involved in Edo state. The instrument used for the study was Emotional Adjustment Inventory (EAI) based on anxiety, stress and depression. T-test statistics was used to analyze the data and to guide the study three hypotheses were formulated. The result showed a significant difference in the level of depression, stress and anxiety as compared to their counterpart not treated. Based on the findings recommendations were given.

Key words: Emotional adjustment, Adolescence, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Counselling technique
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