Perception of Secondary School Students toward On-line Counselling: A study of Lagos Main Land Local Government, Lagos Nigeria
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14th UNILAG Annual Research Conference & Fair
Secondary school students encounter several problems on daily basis, and these affect their psycho-social well-being and academic performances. Despite the general acceptability of the importance of technology in the process of our educational system, there had been limited use of technology in counselling among secondary school children in Nigeria. Appropriate and efficient helps are not sought by students through “face- to-face” counselling that is readily available. Whereas suggestions through research had been to introduce the use of online counseling, as an alternative to conventional method of counselling. The study used descriptive survey design. The population comprised of 200 secondary students in Lagos Mainland Local Government, who were randomly selected from four schools. Instrument used for data collection was a self-developed questionnaire which was validated by experts. Two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using independent t-test. The results found no gender difference in their opinion to seek online counselling. Students experiencing psycho-social distress – bullying, mood swings, academic demands, and sexual abuse preferred online counseling. The study therefore recommended that online counselling should be made an Integra part of counselling techniques in Nigerian secondary schools since more sensitive issues are likely to be elicited other than educational topics if engaged in online counselling.
Students , Perception , face-to-face counselling , online , Psycho-social , Technology , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Makinde, B.O., Adebiyi, D.T., Olusakin, A.M. & Adebiyi, A (2019). Perception of Secondary School Students toward On-line Counselling: A study of Lagos Main Land Local Government, Lagos Nigeria. A Paper presented at the 14th UNILAG International Research Conference & Fair. 21st-23rd August, 2019