Dr Grace Onyowo Ugboha, Hauwa Abdullahi Muhammed & Justina Nwokocha
The study adopted Quasi-experimental research design to examine the effect of cognitive restructuring technique on emotional adjustment of divorced women in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State. The population of the study comprised all divorced men and women in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State, while a sample size of 60 subjects was selected through purposive sampling technique. A self-constructed questionnaire titled “Effect of Cognitive Restructuring Technique on Divorcees’ Emotional Adjustment Questionnaire (ECRTDEAQ)” was used. The control group, made up of divorcees from Adoka was given the instrument to determine emotional stability on healthy relationship while the experimental group in Otukpo was treated with cognitive restructuring technique in form of lessons in 20 sessions. The data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Covariance. The result indicated that cognitive restructuring technique has significant effect on divorcees’ emotional adjustment in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others, that workshops and seminars should be organized from time to time for the divorcees with low level of adjustment so as to equip them with the right principles, methodologies and skills for handling cases of emotional crisis.