Activity Schedule and Anticipation Training as Counselling Strategies in Managing Mild depression among Nigerian Adolescents.
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The Counsellor (Journal of the Counselling Association of Nigeria).
This study investigated the impact of Activity Schedule and Anticipation Training as counselling strategies in managing mild depression among Nigerian adolescents. Six Senior Secondary Schools were randomly selected from the educational Districts in Lagos State. The total population of SS 2 students in the six schools was 2,982. To select the participants for the study, the Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) was administered to assess the cognitive, affective, psychomotor, somatic and social interpersonal dimensions of depression in the students. A test-retest reliability coefficient of 0.93, showing good reliability. After the baseline assessment, the total sample for the study comprised 96 participants. The sample accommodated all the characteristics of participants in the secondary schools chosen for the study. The two counselling techniques (Activity Schedule AS and Anticipation Training AT) were effective in managing mild depression. There was no significant gender difference in the post-test scores of participants across the three experimental conditions.
Activity Schedule , Anticipation Training , Counselling , Mild depression , Nigerian , Adolescents , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Olusakin, A.M and Bamidele, E.O (2011). Activity Schedule and Anticipation Training as Counselling Strategies in Managing Mild depression among Nigerian Adolescents. The Counsellor (Journal of the Counselling Association of Nigeria). 29, (1) 1- 11.