Effectiveness of Two Intervention Strategies on The Psychosocial Problems of Victims of Sibling Maltreatment among Junior Secondary Students in Lagos, Nigeria.
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This Study investigated the effectiveness of Social Problem Solving Skills and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in managing the psychosocial problems of victims of sibling maltreatment, such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem and family relationship among Junior Secondary Students in Lagos State. The moderating effect of gender was also examined. A total of 180 (90 males and 90 females) junior secondary two student with mean age of 12.1 years served as participants for this study. The participants were randomly selected after a baseline assessment was done on an initial sample of 600 students (300 males and 300 females) drawn through stratified sample technique, from three public junior secondary schools in Ikeja, Mushin and Oshodi / Isolo that made up Lagos Education District six Lagos State. The students who scored 100 marks and above in Sibling Abuse Interview Schedule and 30 marks and above in the psycho-social Symptom Checklist were those included in this study. Six hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Data collected from various instruments were treated statistically using both descriptive and inferential statistics Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and Fisher’s Least Square Method were the statistical tools used. Testing of hypotheses were set at 0.05 level of significance. Result of the data analysis indicated that out of the six null hypotheses, four were rejected and two were accepted. The findings revealed that: the two intervention strategies, Social Problem Solving Skills and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy proved to be effective in reducing anxiety of participants. However, participants in the Social Problem Solving Skills Group (SPSS) displayed significantly higher anxiety reduction than the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy group, therefore, proved more effective in the treatment of anxiety. The two intervention strategies were equally effective in improving family relations of participants. Social Problem Solving Skills and Cognitive Behavior Therapy also proved to be effective in increasing self esteem of participants. The two strategies were equally effective in reducing the depression level of participants. There was no significant gender difference in the post test scores of participants on the dependent measures- Anxiety, Family Relations, Self Esteem and Depression of participants. The interaction of gender and experimental condition did not record any significant effect on all dependent variables. The findings were exhaustively discussed and recommendations made.
A Thesis Submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy , Psychosocial Problems , Social Problem Solving Skills , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Ajaero, I.I (2014), Effectiveness of Two Intervention Strategies on The Psychosocial Problems of Victims of Sibling Maltreatment among Junior Secondary Students in Lagos, Nigeria. A Thesis Submitted to University of Lagos School of Postgraduate Studies Phd Thesis and Dissertation, 195pp.