The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 6
Page No. 1056 - 1062

Effects of Group-Focused Counseling on Stealing and Kleptomania in a Sample of Nigerian Subjects

Authors : Kay Chinonyelum Nwamaka Onyechi, Otu S Mkpoikanke, Chiedu Eseadi and Ebri Obla Ofem

Abstract: The current study examined the effects of group-focused counseling on stealing and kleptomania in a sample of Nigerian subjects. A purposive sample of 12 male adolescent recidivists with stealing and kleptomania behaviors was randomized into two study groups. The present study utilized a pretest-post test control group design. Descriptive statistics and analysis of covariance (p≤0.05) were used to analyze the data obtained from both the control and treatment groups. Results show that group-focused counseling therapy was effective in surmounting adolescents’ recidivism to stealing and kleptomania. Positive effects of group counseling process in the treatment of adolescents’ recidivism to stealing and kleptomania were obtained in 8 group counseling sessions. Thus, the brevity and effectiveness of group-focused counseling techniques is very encouraging for its use in the treatment of stealing and kleptomania behaviors in multicultural settings such as Nigeria.

How to cite this article:

Kay Chinonyelum Nwamaka Onyechi, Otu S Mkpoikanke, Chiedu Eseadi and Ebri Obla Ofem, 2016. Effects of Group-Focused Counseling on Stealing and Kleptomania in a Sample of Nigerian Subjects. The Social Sciences, 11: 1056-1062.

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