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Counselling techniques for reducing sexual immorality among University of Jos Students

Grace Onyowo Ugboha
Justina Nwokocha
Martha Barnabas


This study examines counselling techniques for reducing sexual immorality among University of Jos students. Descriptive survey research design was used for this study. The population consisted all students of Faculty of Education, University of Jos. Sample size was 400 respondents who were randomly selected for the study. The study was guided by four research questions. A structured questionnaire designed by the researchers on students' sexual immorality was used. The instrument was subjected to face validation by two experts from Research, Measurement and Evaluation, and Guidance and Counselling units in the Department of Educational Foundations of University of Jos. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of the instrument gave an index of 0.68. The questionnaire was distributed to the respondents, filled and collected immediately. The data were statistically analysed using mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that counselling techniques of reinforcement, punishment, modeling, systematic desensitization, cognitive restructuring, assertion training, social-skills training, self-management programmes multimodal therapy techniques when used properly, will help in the reduction of sexual immorality among university students. It was recommended that counselling centres of universities should be well-equipped to enhance better service delivery.

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