EFFECTIVENESS OF VALUE CLARIFICATION AND SELF-MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN REDUCING DROPOUT TENDENCY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN EDO STATE

Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of value clarification (VC) and self-management (SM) techniques on adolescent dropout tendency. The sample consisted of seventy-two students (36 males and 36 females) from four secondary schools in Edo state of Nigeria. ANCOVA statistics was used to test the effectiveness among the independent variables (VC and SM) on dropout tendency. Value clarification was identified more the most effective in the treatment of dropping out tendency than SM (P<.05). Based on this result the study advocated for the use of VC for the treatment of dropping out tendency among secondary school students.

Keywords: Dropout, School, Self Management, Student, Value verification


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