Journal of Educational Foundations

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A survey of counselling needs of senior secondary school students in Yenogoa L.G.A. of Bayelsa state

D I Dimkpa


This study examined the counselling needs of senior secondary school students in Yenogoa L.G.A. of Bayelsa state. Survey research was adopted, with a randomly selected sample of 200 S.S.1 students from five secondary schools in the Area. The sample consisted of 100 Male and 100 Female students. A self-designed instrument titled Students Counselling Needs Assessment Questionnaire (SCNAQ) was used to generate data. Mean scores and t-test were used in analyzing the data. Findings showed that the respondents were positive and favourably disposed towards all areas of their needs especially in the area of educational/study habits and physical/health. They were also favourably disposed towards career/vocational and personal/social needs although they were negative in few items. Male and Female respondents were not signifcantly different in their counselling needs. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made.

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