Effects of Reality and Transactional Analysis Therapies on the Management of Psycho-Social Conflict Experienced by Educated Stay-at-home Mothers in Lagos State.
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Anyama, S. C.
The study investigated the effects of reality and transactional analysis therapies on the management of psycho-social conflict experienced by educated stay-at-home mothers in Lagos state, Nigeria. A quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test, control group design was adopted for the study. The initial sample consisted of 150 educated mothers comprising 75 working mothers and 75 stay-at-home mothers drawn from Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) meetings of 2 selected Private Nursery and Primary schools in Ikeja, Ibeju-Lekki and Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Areas of Lagos State. The final sample for the experiment consisted of 30 educated stay-at-home mothers. One research hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Research instruments were used to generate data for the study namely: Personal Data Questionnaire (PDO), Index of Self-esteem (ISE). Data generated were analyzed using descriptive and protected t-test comparison and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Results from the analysis revealed that Reality and Transactional Analysis Therapies went a long way in alleviating conflicts of educated stay-at-home mothers, although Reality Therapy was more efficacious. The study confirmed that participants exposed to reality therapy significantly exhibited higher self-esteem than either those exposed to transactional analysis treatment or those in the control groups respectively. These findings were situated within the existing body of knowledge and their implications for counselling education were discussed.
Self-esteem , Educated Stay-at-home mothers , Transactional Analysis Therapy , Reality Therapy , Conflict , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Anyama, S.C. (2017). Effects of Reality and Transactional Analysis Therapies on the Management of Psycho-Social Conflict Experienced by Educated Stay-at-home Mothers in Lagos State. Nigerian Journal of Counselling and Human Development. 2(1), 35-45. Nigeria.