Ethical Principles and Adherence to Professional Practice of Counselling in Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr Maria Ngwu & Dr Paulina M. Anake


The study investigated ethical principles and adherence to professional practice of counselling in Cross River State, Nigeria. The study adopted the survey design with a sample of 50 professional counsellors drawn from the University of Calabar and Cross River University of Technology. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Literature review was based on the variables of the study. Data were collected using structured questionnaire titled: Professional Adherence to Ethical Principles of Counselling (PAEPC) and analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Findings from the study revealed that confidentiality and unconditional positive regard significantly relate with the practice of professional counsellors. Some recommendations were made based on the findings.

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