Uju P. Egenti (PhD), Blessing Amara Nwamma


The study investigated the behaviour modification techniques of school counsellors in controlling indiscipline among secondary students in Anambra State. The study was guided by two research questions. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised the school counsellors in all the 262 public secondary schools in Anambra State. Proportionate sampling technique was used to draw sample of 108 school counsellors for the study. The researcher-developed instrument titled ‘‘Behaviour Modification Techniques for Controlling Indiscipline Questionnaire ‘‘BMTCIQ’’ was used for data collection. BMTCIQ was face validated by three experts; who are lecturers, two in the Department Educational Foundations and a specialist in Measurement and Evaluation, all in the Faculty of Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam campus. Cronbach alpha was used for test of internal consistency of the instrument and the reliability indices obtained for Clusters I and II were 0.77 and 0.80 respectively with an overall coefficient value of 0.79.  The researchers together with four research assistants collected data for the study and a 95 percent return rate of the instrument administered was recorded. Mean and standard deviation were used for data analysis. The findings of this study revealed among others that counseling techniques is applied by school counsellors in controlling indiscipline among secondary students in Anambra State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that Ministry of Education should organize in-service training for school counsellors to acquire more knowledge and skills in applying counselling technique for controlling indiscipline.


Behaviour, Modification, Technique, Indiscipline, and Counsellors

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