EFFECTS OF SOCIAL COGNITIVE TRAINING AND MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUE ON COUNSELLOR EFFECTIVENESS OF PRE-SERVICE COUNSELLORS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES

Agokei Roland Chukwudi

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The study experimentally investigated the effectiveness of Social Cognitive Training (SCT) and Mindfulness Technique (MT) in enhancing counsellor effectiveness among pre-service counsellors. The pretest-posttest control group experimental design with a 3x3 factorial matrix was used. Two valid and reliable instruments were used to assess counsellor self-effectiveness and emotional intelligence. Data were collected from 111 pre-service counsellors selected from 3 Universities in Nigeria, offering counsellor education programme, who were randomly assigned to experimental and control conditions. Three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Using ANCOVA the two treatment packages were found to be effective in fostering counsellor effectiveness among the participants. Implications of the findings for implementing a dynamic based counsellor education curriculum and programme targeting counsellor effectiveness were discussed.

 

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social cognitive training; mindfulness technique; counsellor self-efficacy; pre-service counsellors; counsellor education

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