Effects of Counselling Approaches on Divorcees’ Emotional Adjustment in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State

Dr Grace Onyowo Ugboha


This study investigated the effects of counselling approaches on divorcees’ emotional adjustment in Otukpo LGA of Benue state. The population of the study comprised all divorcees, both male and female in Otukpo LGA of Benue state. A sample size of 90 participants was drawn through purposive sampling technique. Divorcees’ Emotional Adjustment Inventory (DEAI) was the instrument for data gathering. The DEAI was validated and Cronbach’s coefficient alpha method was used to establish the reliability of the research instrument and the programme. The internal consistency of the instrument was 0.78, while that of the programme was 0.80. The study employed the quasi-experimental design of non-randomized control group, pretest-posttest design. Descriptive statistics of mean was used to answer the research questions. Inferential statistics of one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and t-test were used to analyse the data collected to test the six hypotheses formulated and tested. The results obtained indicate that counselling approaches are effective in improving the divorcees’ emotional adjustment. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended, among other things, the intensification of the role of counsellors in the reduction of emotional instability amongst the divorcees in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State.

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