Dr Esther Adebimpe Ogunwole
The study focused on Behaviour Modification Techniques and placed emphasis on the effects of two of such techniques, Token Economy and Time-out Counselling Techniques, on Disruptive Classroom Communication Behaviour among Secondary School Students in Zaria Metropolis. A quasi-experimental Pre-test, Post-test-Control group design was employed for this study. The purposive sampling technique was used to select three private Secondary Schools in Zaria, Kaduna State of Nigeria. Samples were selected based on the scoring of the pre-test instrument, which guided the selection of students who exhibited disruptive classroom communication behaviour. ANCOVA was used in testing the hypothesis. The result revealed that both behavioural techniques are effective in the reduction of Disruptive Classroom Communication Behaviour. Hence the hypothesis was rejected. It was recommended amongst others that Counselling Psychologists should use both counselling techniques, collectively or separately, in managing Disruptive Classroom Communication Behaviour among Secondary School Students.