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Counselling in Sex-Education Through Student Problem Inventory and Behaviour Modification Course on Healthful Living Behaviour
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 4 (August)
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Augustine A. Agbaje, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
The study investigated the effects of counselling in Sex Education through student problem inventory and Behaviour Modification Course on Healthful Living Behaviour among youths in secondary schools in Uyo Metropolis. Three hundred randomly selected senior secondary school class two students constituted the sample of the study. The sample consisted of 155 boys and 145 girls. Their age ranged between 14 and 17 years with a mean age of 15.4 years and standard deviation of 0.58. Student problem Inventory and Behaviour Modification course with self-maturity scale were the instruments employed in the study. Data were analysed using analysis of covariance. The results show that there was significant main effect of treatment on healthful living behaviour of the participants. The two instruments were also superior to the control group on measure of healthful living behaviour of the participants. The results further indicate that student’s problem Inventory/Behaviour Modification course Self-Maturity and gender moderated the causal link between treatments and criterion measure. Based on the findings it was suggested that conscious efforts should be geared-up by the school counsellors, Teachers, Parents and relevant shareholders to adopt student Problem Inventory and Behaviour Modification Course as tools for handling the youths related problem concerns. It is also suggested that gender and problem self-maturity are found to impinge on the problem behaviour of youths should be taken into account when providing counselling in sex-education.
Sex Education, Student Problem Inventory Behaviour Modification Course, Healthful Living Behaviour
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