Effect of Social Skill Training Techniques on Dating Anxiety among NCE III Students of Federal College of Education Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Jamila Shika Shehu


This study sought to determine the effect of social skill training techniques on dating anxiety among NCE III students of Federal College of Education (FCE) Zaria. The population of the study consists of 2,210 NCE III regular students in School of Science in FCE Zaria. The study was guided by two research objectives, two research questions and two null hypotheses. The study employed quasi experimental design involving pretest and posttest. The sample of the study comprised of twenty (20) students identified with dating anxieties. The sample for the experiment was divided into two groups of ten for those having physiological dating anxieties and ten for those having psychological dating anxieties. The two groups were presented for pre scores were rectest and orded. Seven weeks’ treatment sessions on social skill training was administered on the two groups. At the end of the treatments, each group was subjected to post test. The null hypotheses were tested using paired sampled t of the study test. The findings revealed that social skill training has significant effect on the physiological and psychological dating anxieties among unmarried students. The study therefore recommended that school counsellors and psychologists should adopt Social Skill Training in han dling students with social anxiety problems.

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