Relative Effectiveness of Three Modes of Treatment on English Language Performance among Secondary School Students in Maiduguri



This study examined the effectiveness of Study Skill Counselling (SSC), Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), and a combined treatment of SSC & RET in improving the performance of students in English Language. Forty students in SS II class were randomly selected and assigned to the three experimental groups and control group. The experimental as well as the control subjects were pre-tested treated for ten weeks and post tested on English Language Performance Test (ELPT). Using group mean as unit of analysis, the analysis, the analysis of co-variance showed a significant main treatment effect (F 3, 29 - 16.84: p<. 05) and non-significant main sex effect, a non-significant interaction effect of sex and treatment. The study further revealed that the three treatment modes equivalent effect on students' performance. Based on the result it was recommended that school counsellors could use any of the counselliing modes in counselling low achievers in English Language for improvement in their performance.

IFE PsychologIA Vol 9, No1 2001, pp. 99-104

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