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Differential Perception of Counselling Psychologists' Duties to Oyo State Broadcasting Corporation

A M Gesinde, T Odusanya

Abstract




This descriptive survey study investigated the differences that exist in the perception of the relevance of counselling psychologists' duties to broadcasting corporation. The participants consisted of one hundred and two (54 males and 48 females) purposively selected staff of Oyo State Broadcasting Corporation. A self-developed but validated instrument titled “Perception of Counselling Psychologist's Duties in Broadcasting Corporation” was used to generate data from the participants. Four research hypotheses were analysed using t-test statistics at 0.05 margin of error. The findings indicate that there were no significant differences in the perception of counselling psychologist duties to broadcasting corporation between: male and female respondents (t = .20; df =100, P > 0.05); higher degree holder and bachelor degree holder respondents t (t = .34; df = 100, P>0.05); respondents with more than 15 years of working experience and respondents with less than 15 years working experience (t = 1.14, df = 100, P >0.05) while there was significant difference between respondents who studied in Nigeria and overseas (t = -8.9; df = 100, P < 0.05). Consequent upon this result it was recommended that public enlighment programmes should be sponsored by counselling psychologists to create adequate awareness of their relevance to other work settings apart from educational and clinical traditional work settings..

Keywords: Perception, Counselling Psychologists, Duties, Broadcasting Corporation

The Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling Vol. 11 (1) 2006: pp. 43-51



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njgc.v11i1.36989
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