The purpose of the study is to investigate the health status of students in Kuwait. The objectives of the study were; to determine the distribution of general diseases among coincidently selected sample of elementary school students in designated areas in Kuwait city. Trained teachers were used to interview and measure the students. To achieve the objective, students from elementary schools were randomly chosen from different geographically located areas. The number of students in the selected sample is 7274 who are all males and from elementary level, their ages vary between 11 to 18 years. In conclusion, this study gives an indication that different kinds of diseases were detected in elementary school students and especially asthma using interview techniques. Geographical variations with respect to disease were observed and obese student were more likely to report asthma complaints
EFFECTS OF COGNITIVE AND RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPIES ON DRUG ABUSE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN IBADAN (Published)
This study investigated the effects of cognitive behaviour therapy and rational emotive behaviour therapy on drug abuse of senior secondary school students in Ibadan, Nigeria. The study adopted a pretest-posttest, control group Quasi-experimental design. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 120 participants from three randomly selected secondary schools in Ibadan. The participants were randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. The two treatment groups were exposed to eight-week training in cognitive behaviour and rational emotive behaviour therapies, while participants in the control group received no training. One validated instrument: School Drug Abuse Rating Scale (DARS) as used and four hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data were analysed using Analysis of Covariance and MCA. The results of the study revealed that there was significant main effect of treatment on the ability of student’s to overcome their drug abuse challenges (F (3,116) = 6.613, p < .05).Also, the findings indicated that Cognitive Behaviour and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapies were effective in effecting a behavioural change in students with challenges of drug abuse. Likewise, the result further revealed that there was no significant difference in the main effect of age between (younger and older); gender (male and female) on the drug abuse act of student participants. Also, the three way interaction effect of treatment with age and gender was not significant. Therefore, school authorities should adopt the two interventions as to effectively manage the challenging issue of drug abuse among secondary school students’ in school
EFFECTIVENESS OF VALUE CLARIFICATION AND SELF-MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN REDUCING DROPOUT TENDENCY AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN EDO STATE (Published)
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.