Availability Of Counselling Services In Nigeria Case Study

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Availability of Counselling Services Counselling services in schools have been found to be lacking (Adejimola & Tayo-Olajubu, 2009). This subsequently affects students’ access to information and counselling as to what to do when they have been sexually harassed. Okeke and Okorie (2006) reported from a study in South-East Nigeria that there was a lack of counselling centres in schools. This, they noted, had affected the decision-making of students and resulted in maladjusted behaviours. One-on-one counselling interactions between the counsellors and the students was found to be lacking and thus entrenched the belief of counselling unavailability. Offor (2008) concurs that counselling services in most Nigerian schools were non-existent…show more content…
Sarantakos (1998) intimates that descriptive research is able to describe a phenomenon and make generalizations concerning a larger group where a sample was drawn. Amedahe (2003) also holds that in descriptive research, accurate description of activities, objects, processes and persons is objective. This research design will therefore aid the researcher determine the exact nature of sexual harassment that prevail in high schools and students view of the guidance and counselling services available to victims. Descriptive research design is also widely used in educational research since data gathered by way of descriptive survey represents field conditions (Seidu, 2006; Fraenkel and Wallen, 1990).
Population
The target population for the study was Senior High School students in the Kpando Municipality. The accessible population for the study, however, was all students in Kpando Senior High School and Kpando Technical Institute. Both are mixed gender schools with students from different socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds in the Volta region of Ghana. According to data gathered by the researcher, the total number of total students in the two schools for the 2014/2015 academic year is about 3153 (Records of the schools, 2014/2015 Academic Year).
Sample and Sampling Technique A sample size of 375 students were used for the study based on the accessible population as described by Krejcie and Morgan (1970). This method of determining the sample size is
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