Effect of Cognitive Restructuring in the Management of Nocturnal Enuresis among Junior Secondary School Adolescents in Imo State

Dr N. P. Ogbuokiri


This study investigated the effect of Cognitive Restructuring Technique on the management of nocturnal enuresis among junior secondary school adolescents. The study employed quasi-experimental design involving pretest and posttest. One research question and two null hypotheses guided the study and were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The population consists of sixty (60) nocturnal enuretic. A sample of eighteen (18) nocturnal enuretics was screened and randomly selected by simple random sampling procedure. The sample were further screened and confirmed to be enuretics using Enuresis Identification Questionnaire. Eighteen (18) selected students, that is 9 male and 9 female students, constituted the sample and were used for the study. Subjects were grouped into two groups of nine (9) each. The findings of the study revealed that cognitive restructuring technique has significant effect in reducing enuretic behaviour. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the school counsellors and psychologists should adopt Cognitive Restructuring Therapy (CRT) to address enuresis and other behavioural problems.

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