Impact of two counselling strategies in relieving premenstrual tension among female adolescents in Lagos State
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This study investigated the impact of activity schedule and anticipation training techniques in alleviating premenstrual tension among adolescent girls in Lagos State. A total of 105 senior secondary school girls participated in study. Quasi-experimental pre- test/post-test control group research design was adopted. The Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool for Adolescents (PSST-A) was used to gather relevant data. The reliability coefficient obtained using test-retest reliability was 0.796. One research question was raised and corresponding hypothesis was tested at 0. 05 level of significance. Mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Covariance statistics (ANCOVA) were used to test the hypothesis. The investigation revealed that there is significant difference in the post-test scores on premenstrual tension among participants exposed to activity schedule and anticipation training while the participants in control group reported no significant difference. Both counselling strategies were effective in alleviating premenstrual tension among adolescent school girls. The study recommends Activity Schedule and Anticipation Training in alleviating premenstrual tension among adolescents.
Premenstrual Tension , Adolescents , Activity Schedule , Anticipation Training , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Okolie, C.E. Nwadinigwe, I.P. Olorunyomi, T.A. (2021). Impact of two counselling strategies in relieving premenstrual tension among female adolescents in Lagos State. International Journal of Educational Research, 9(1), 113-129.