Dominic E. Echeng, Ph.D; Patricia E. Agbor, Ph.D
This study investigated the influence of counsellor motivation and counsellor-staff relationship on the effectiveness of public secondary school counsellors in Cross River State. The research design adopted for the study was expost facto design. Out of a population of 162 counsellors, a sample of 113 counsellors comprising 51 males and 62 females was drawn through stratified and purposive sampling methods. A self designed and validated instruments titled Counsellor Professional Opinion Questionnaire (CPOQ) and Counsellor Effectiveness Questionnaire (CEQ) with reliability co-efficient of 0.75 and 0.88 respectively were used for data collection. Two hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. Data collected were analyzed statistically using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result showed that counsellor motivation and counsellor-staff relationship significantly influenced the effectiveness of public secondary school counsellors in Cross River State. Based on these findings, conclusion was drawn and recommendations made.