Effectiveness of Guidance and Counseling Services on Adolescent Self- concept in Khwisero District, Kakamega County

Kenneth Otieno Olando, Beatrice A. Otenyo, Peter Odera

Abstract


Self concept is one’s self identity. It’s a representation of a person’s own perceived beliefs, attitudes, competencies and characteristics. The researcher was motivated to make a study on the effectiveness of guidance and counseling services on adolescent self concept in schools within Khwisero district, in Kakamega County. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The district has a total of 24 public and 3 private secondary schools. The study used a target population sample of 240 students, 6 principals, 6 teacher counselors, and 3 education officials from 8 schools. Stratified random sampling and purposive and stratified techniques were used to sample the required schools according to their categories, select students, teachers and principals. The principals, teachers and student s’ questionnaires were administered. An interview schedule for education officials was also given. To establish the reliability of the research instruments of the study, Pearson’s Product Correlation Coefficient was computed; yielding a correlation coefficient of 0.87.The study findings revealed that there was positive correlation between effective guidance and counseling services and promotion of positive adolescent self concept. This study significantly assists education stake holders to develop and improve the self esteem of their learners. It’s hoped that the Ministry of Education should provide guidelines on the implementation of effective guidance and counseling strategies and their relevance.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v4i4.6498

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