Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2018, Vol. 9(2) 16-23
Kamilu Olanrewaju Muraina
pp. 16 - 23 | Manu. Number: MANU-1805-24-0001
Published online: June 29, 2018 | Number of Views: 39 | Number of Download: 342
The study examined experimental investigation of counselling reality therapy in reducing Mathematics anxiety of in-school adolescents in Oyo State, Nigeria. Pretest-posttest, control group quasi-experimental design with a 2x2 factorial matrix was used in the study. Simple random sampling technique was used in sampling participants from 4 local government areas in the state. The respondents were measured with relevant adapted standardized instrument with .82 reliability coefficient. Data obtained was analyzed using t-test statistical analysis. Two (2) research hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that there was significant difference in the Mathematics anxiety of students exposed to counselling reality therapy and those in the control group and there was significant difference in the Mathematics anxiety of students with high self-esteem and those with low self-esteem. In view of these findings, the study stressed that counselling psychologists should intensify their effort to organize conferences on the implications of counselling therapeutic intervention as effective tools in reducing Mathematics anxiety.
Keywords: Counselling Reality Therapy, Mathematics Anxiety and In-school Adolescents
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