This study investigated the impact of using ICT in delivering a career guidance program in one public high school in Beirut, Lebanon. The sample consisted of Grade 11 students (N=106) from all sections of this grade level. Students at this school often received the same career guidance program consisting of 14 hours during their tenth grade and then their eleventh grade. The ICT-assisted career guidance intervention program was conducted after students covered 6 hours of their regular career guidance program during their eleventh grade and it extended over 6 hours itself. Pre- and post-tests were administered to students and data was analyzed using SPSS 21.0 for windows. An independent sample t-test was carried to compare the means showing significant impact of the ICT-assisted intervention program on students. Limitations and recommendations are provided at the end of the study.
Therapeutic Dilemmas in the Management of Emotions for Couples after Discordant HIV Test Results in Eldoret Town, Kenya (Published)
The purpose of the study das to investigate the therapeutic dilemmas experienced by HTC counselors in the management of emotions for couples after discordant HIV test results in Eldoret Town, Kenya. The objectives of the study were; to investigate the therapeutic difficulties experienced by HTC counselors in releasing results to discordant couples, to find out the therapeutic difficulties in handling different emotions based on each client’s test results, to investigate the counselors’ therapeutic dilemmas in dealing with anger at the person giving the test result, to find out the difficulties experienced by HTC counselors in handling violence and emotional outbursts among discordant couples as well as to establish influence of gender and nature of training on the experience of therapeutic difficulties in handling discordance. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The study population comprised all the HTC counselors operating within Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya who were 68 in total. This study adopted questionnaire as the data collection instrument. Thefindings indicated that most HTC counselors experience the said difficulties. The study reccommedned the retraining of Kenyan counselors with the view to equipping them with therapeutic as well as emotional competencies to handle the emotional dilemmas
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.