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ERIC Number: EJ765768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Effect of Reciprocal Peer Counselling in the Enhancement of Self-Concept among Adolescents
Egbochuku, E. O.; Obiunu, J. J.
Education, v126 n3 p504-511 Spr 2006
This study investigated the effect of reciprocal peer counselling in the enhancement of self-concept of Nigerian adolescent students. The effect of sex on self-concept was also investigated. Sixty-eight senior secondary school students from three schools (a boys' school, a girls' school, and a co-educational school) in Benin City, Edo State participated in the study. A 40-item, 5-point Likert scale (an adolescent self-concept inventory) was the instrument used to elicit responses on self-concept from the subjects before and after treatment. Results indicated that subjects in the treatment group had significantly higher post-test self-concept scores than the control group (obtained t of 6.58 is greater than the critical t-value of 1.96 with df = 66 at alpha level of 0.05). Furthermore, results also indicated that there was no significant effect of sex on the self-concept of these adolescent students (obtained t-valve of 0.17 is less than the critical t-value of 1.96 with df = 66 at alpha level of 0.05). In sum, the present study provides evidence that reciprocal peer counselling is an effective intervention for the enhancement of self-concept. It is recommended that this therapy be used in the enhancement of self-concept among adolescents. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria