Muhammad Rogo Hamza; Maimuna Muhammad Sani
This study examined the Effect of Cognitive Restructuring Counselling Technique on Test Anxiety among Students of Tertiary Institutions’ Staff Secondary Schools in Kano state, Nigeria. A quasi experimental design involving pre-test, post-test control group was adopted for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to draw sixty (60) students from Bayero University, Kano Staff Secondary School and Kano State Polytechnic Staff Secondary School. The sixty selected pupils were assigned into two groups of thirty, each including male and females. The treatment group was exposed to the treatment programme using cognitive restructuring counselling technique for the period of six weeks, while the control group received no treatment. Two instruments were used in this study. Westside Test Anxiety Scale (WTAS) was used to identify test anxious students while Test Anxiety Inventory was used for pre-test and post-test. The hypotheses were tested using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The findings of the study revealed significant effect of cognitive restructuring counselling technique on physical dimension of test anxiety in the treatment group with (F = 1.396, P=0.000) and significant effect of cognitive restructuring counselling technique exists on psychological dimension of test anxiety in the treatment group with (F = 5.489, P=0.008). Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that Counsellors, Psychologists and Teachers should be encouraged and motivated to use cognitive restructuring counselling technique in minimizing the physical and psychological dimensions of test anxiety among staff secondary school students of tertiary institutions in Kano state, Nigeria.