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| Published: October 30, 2017

An Investigation of the Relationship between Counselling Services and Adjustment of School-aged Children–in-Transition in Junior Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria

Ojo Yetunde Abiola Ph.D

Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ogunmilugba Bamidele Joke

Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.006/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.006

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The crux of this study is to examine the role of counselling services in fostering adjustment of school-aged children-in-transition in junior secondary schools in Ogun state, Nigeria. Using simple random and purposive sampling technique, three hundred samples (males= 133 and females=167) of school-aged children with mean age 10.96 participated in the study. Respondents filled two standardized instruments which are School Counselling Services Scale (SCSS) and Student Adjustment Scale (SAS). Data were analysed using Pearson product moment correlation and t-test at 0.05 level of significance. Result revealed that counselling services was perceived to be an effective tool in fostering adjustment of school-aged children–in-transition in junior secondary schools. Consequent upon this, government, policy makers as well as school counsellors should ensure the efficient and effective delivery of counselling services in secondary schools for new students transitioning from primary schools to junior secondary schools.
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Ojo Yetunde Abiola Ph.D @ ojoyetty33@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.006/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.006

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017

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