Counselling Strategies for Reducing Youth Restiveness in Ogidi Education Zone of Anambra State

Dr Ngozika Lovina Nwobi, Dr Helen E. Uzoekwe,  Dr Grace Chinyere Nnadi, Dr Edna Nkechi Ofojebe & Taiwo  A. Ojo


This study was carried out in Ogidi education zone of Anambra state. The study sought to determine the causes, consequences and counselling strategies to reduce youth restiveness. Descriptive survey design was adopted. Three research questions guided the study. The whole population of 108 guidance counsellors served as sample. The researchers used structured questionnaire titled “Causes, Consequences and Counselling Strategies for Youth Restiveness Questionnaires” (CCCSYRQ) to collect data. The reliability coefficient was 0.74. Face to face method of administration was employed. Response to these questions was analysed using mean scores. Findings showed that poverty, unemployment, deception, among others are the major causes of youth restiveness while therapies like Rational emotive therapy and Aggression replacement therapy have the potentials in reducing youth restiveness. It was recommended that counsellors should be posted to schools and non-school setting to prevent and remediate youth restiveness especially now that Nigeria is facing insecurity challenges.

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