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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(11), 1162-1166
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-11-8
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Effect of Solution Focused Brief Therapy on Adolescents' Self Concept among Secondary School Students in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area in Edo State

Egbochuku Elizabeth Omotunde1, , Oduh William Akporobaroh2 and Agboola James Odunayo2

1Department of Educational Evaluation and Counselling Psychology, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State

2Department of Education, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State

Pub. Date: December 05, 2017

Cite this paper:
Egbochuku Elizabeth Omotunde, Oduh William Akporobaroh and Agboola James Odunayo. Effect of Solution Focused Brief Therapy on Adolescents' Self Concept among Secondary School Students in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area in Edo State. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(11):1162-1166. doi: 10.12691/education-5-11-8

Abstract

This study investigated the effect of Solution Focused Brief Therapy on adolescents' self concept among secondary school students in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area in Edo State. The sample of the study was 493 students out of which 34 students were identified with low self concept. This sample comprised of nine (09) males and eight (08) females in the experimental group and five (05) males and twelve (12) females in the control group. To guide the study, three research questions and their corresponding hypotheses were raised and tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The data collected were analyzed using the descriptive statistics of mean and the independent sample student t - test. The results showed that students exposed to solution focused brief therapy had a higher mean self concept score than those in the control group at post-test, the students in the experimental group had a higher score at post-test when compared with their pretest and sex has no significant influence on the self concept score among the students in the experimental group at post-test. It was therefore recommended that schools should have trained counsellors to help the adolescent students build their self concept irrespective of their sex using solution focused brief therapy since the therapy is not sex biased.

Keywords:
solution focused brief therapy self concept and adolescents

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