Knowledge, attitude and practice of bibliotherapy concept by school counselors for challenging students in some belected secondary schools in Oyo state
Bibliotherapy is an old concept in library which has been used by many other professionals on different scenario to bring about a positive change or an improvement. This study investigated the knowledge, attitude, and practice of bibliotherapy concept by school counselors for challenging students in some selected secondary schools in Oyo State. Descriptive survey was used with a questionnaire titled KAPBC to collect data from school counselors of public secondary school in 20 local government area of Oyo State. The result showed a low level of school counselors’ knowledge about bibliotheraphy and the use of bibliotherapy. Also, findings from the study revealed poor attitude of school counselors to bibliotherapy practice in schools while storytelling and reading clubs were establisjed as techniques of practicing bibliotherapy in schools. A negative correlation was established between knowledge of bibliotherapy and practice of bibliotherapy (r = -0.081) while a positive correlation was established between attitude of counselors and bibliotherapy practice (0.187). The chi-square analysis shows that knowledge, attitude and practice of bibliotherapy concept is low and insignificant. The correlation between knowledge and attitude is low and insignificant so also attitude and practices; while knowledge and practice is negative, low and insignificant. Recommendations were made as to how to improve the knowledge, attitude and practice of bibliotherapy among secondary school counselors.
Keywords: Challenging students. School counselors, Bibliotherapy, Students’ success skill, Character/attributes