Differential effect of cognitive restructuring techniques in the management of antisocial personality disorder among adolescents in Owerri Municipal, Imo State, Nigeria (Published)
This study investigated the efficacy of Cognitive Restructuring Techniques in the management of Antisocial Personality Disorder among Adolescents in Owerri municipal. Seven research questions guided the study while seven null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design was a quasi-experimental which adopted pretest post-test and control group method. Sixty five (65) participants were identified and assigned into four experimental groups of Confrotation Techniques, Corrective Information Techniques, Rational Emotive Theraphy and the Control Groups. Two sampling techniques of purposive and simple random of balloting without replacement were employed. A researcher developed instrument-Adolescent Antisocial Personality Disorder Inventory (AASPDI) was used at pretest as AASPDI – A, at posttest as reshuffled AASPDI – B and at follow up test reshuffled AASPDI- C. The data obtained before and after treatments were analyzed using mean statistic, standard deviation, paired t-test two way ancova and effect size. The result of the findings showed that there were statistically significant differences in the treatment groups and control group at both post and follow up tests. The treatment groups improved greatly. Educational implications and limitations of the study were discussed, some recommendations were made and suggestions for further studies were highlighted. Summary and conclusion of the study were equally made.