Dr Lengnen Jurmang Jikukka, Ruth Umaru & Semshak Zumji Danladi
This investigation seeks to find the effects of Vicarious Extinction Therapy (VET) on Behaviour of Pupils with Undesirable Behaviours (PWUB) in Pankshin Local Government Area, Nigeria. The specific objectives are to examine the extent to which VET can be used to change the actions and manners of PWUB. The study adopted true experimental research design (Pretest-Posttest, Control Group Design). The population was thirteen (13) PWUB, while the sample size is ten (10). Behaviour Scale (BS) was used to obtain data in this research. The reliability of BS was obtained using Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient formula. The reliability Coefficient index was 0.722. Interventions were given and data were collected and analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics comprising of simple percentages, frequencies and tables to answer the two research questions. Analysis of Covariance was used to test the two hypotheses. The results revealed that VET changed the behaviour of PWUB: majority of the PWUB in the experimental group had moderate actions and manners scores. This study recommended that VET should be encouraged in primary schools to meet the behavioural needs of PWUB and should also be restructured to meet the special needs of other pupils with behaviour related problems.