Effect of Social Skills Training Counselling Technique on Aggressive Behaviours of Senior Secondary School Students in Kontagora Metropolis, Niger State, Nigeria

Dr Yunusa Abejide Jimoh, Prof Sani Sambo, Prof Raliya Muhammad Bello & Dr Bilhatu Kumah Dagari


This study investigated the effect of social skills training counselling technique on aggressive behaviours of secondary school students in Kontagora metropolis, Nigeria. Pre-test post-test quasi experimental design was adopted. An adapted Behaviour Rating Scale was used for the identification of the participants. A sample size of 15 subjects was purposively selected from senior secondary school two (SSS II) students in Kontagora metropolis. Adapted Aggressive Scale was used to obtain data for both pre and post-test for the study. The intervention sessions lasted for ten weeks (two sessions of 60 minutes each per week). Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools of mean, standard deviation and inferential statistical tool of paired sample t-test. The findings revealed that social skills training counselling technique had significant effect on hostile aggressive behaviour of secondary school students with t=15.75, p=.000. However, social skills training counselling technique had no significant effect on emotional aggressive behaviour of senior secondary school students with t=-.80, p=.435. It was recommended, among others, that school counsellors and psychologists should employ social skill training counselling technique in reducing aggressive behaviours of senior secondary school students.

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