Students’ Perceptions of the Influence of Guidance and Counselling Services on Their Academic Adjustment in Selected Secondary Schools in Keiyo Sub-County, Kenya

Abstract

Guidance and counselling services in a school play a major role in school adjustment of students and the subsequent achievement of their full potential. The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school students’ perceptions of the influence of guidance and counselling services on their academic adjustment. The study adopted a mixed approach research methodology and the ex post-facto causal comparative research design. The philosophical paradigm on which the study was based is pragmatism. The geographical locale of the study was Keiyo Sub-county. The study established that there were significant differences in students’ perceptions of the influence of guidance and counselling services on academic adjustment in secondary schools., The study recommends that since there exist significant differences in students’ perceptions of the influence of guidance and counselling services on their academic adjustment, there is need to address the challenges and shortcomings that exist in the guidance and counselling provision in the schools so that all the students are adequately assisted to make the desired academic adjustment.

Keywords: Guidance and Counselling, Perceptions and Academic Adjustment.


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