Effect of Social Skills Training Counselling Technique on Hyperactive Behaviour among Pupils of Staff Model Primary School of Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Dr Kabir Bello Dungurawa & Sa’adatu Tijjani Ahmad


The study sought to find out the effect of social skills training (SST) counselling technique on hyperactive behaviour among pupils of staff model primary school in Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. One group pre-test-post-test quasi-experimental design was used. The population of the study comprised of sixty six (66) primary five hyperactive pupils in staff model primary school in Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria as measured by ‘Hyperactive Symptoms Checklist (HSC). Thirty (30) participants were purposively selected as the sample size. Data collection was done using an adapted instrument titled ‘Hyperactive Symptoms Checklist’. The instrument was validated while test-re-test technique was used to obtained reliability index of .72. The research question was answered using frequency and percentages, while paired sample t-test was used to test the first hypothesis, and t-test for independent sample for the second hypothesis. Finding reveals that the prevalence of hyperactive behaviour among primary five pupils of staff model primary school of Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria is high. Significant effect of SST was observed on pupils with hyperactive behaviours. In view of this, it was recommended that counsellors and teachers should utilize the social skills training technique on students who demonstrated symptoms of hyperactive behaviour instead of punishment.

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