COUNSELOR AND COUNSELING FACILITIES FOR CONDUCIVE COUNSELING ENVIRONMENT IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN EDUCATIONAL ZONE IN CROSS RIVER STATE (Published)
This study investigated counseling for conducive environment in Southern Educational Zone in Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose, two hypotheses were formulated to direct the study. Survey research design was adopted with a sample of 100 school counselors and 300 students randomly selected. The selection was done through simple random sampling technique. The counselor/student opinion questionnaire was the instrument used for the data collection. The reliability of the instrument was established through the split-half method of Spearman Brown Prophecy formula and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis was employed to test the hypotheses under study. The result of the analysis revealed that the school counselor and counseling facilities are significantly related with conducive environment for counseling. Based on the findings, it was recommended that adequate facilities as well as trained and devoted counselors be provided in all secondary schools in the study area.