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Article Number - 4911B025830


Vol.2(2), pp. 026-030 , August 2008

ISSN: 1996-0832



Full Length Research Paper

Rational emotive behaviour therapy in improving retirees’ attitude towards political participation


Mary Ogechi Esere1, Joshua A. Omotosho1 and Mary C. O. Arewah2




1Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ilorin, P. M. B. 1515 Nigeria.

2General Studies Division of Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Nigeria.


Email: maryesere@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 01 August 2008  Published: 30 August 2008

Copyright © 2008 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


This study investigated the effectiveness of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in improving retirees’ attitude towards political participation. Twenty four retirees (mean age = 55.50 years) within Ilorin Metropolis participated in the study. They were randomly assigned to one treatment and one control groups. A validated instrument termed “Retirees’ Attitude towards Political Participation Questionnaire”) was administered to the two groups before and after the experimental programme. ANCOVA was employed for the analysis of data. Results showed that the treatment package (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) was effective in improving retirees’ attitude towards political participation, their religious affiliations notwithstanding. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the counseling curriculum in Nigeria be expanded to accommodate this new problem area and that retirees should always seek counseling.

 

Key words:  Retirees, attitude, political participation, Rational emotive behaviour therapy.


APA (2008). Rational emotive behaviour therapy in improving retirees’ attitude towards political participation. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 2(2), 026-030.
Chicago Mary Ogechi Esere, Joshua A. Omotosho and Mary C. O. Arewah. "Rational emotive behaviour therapy in improving retirees’ attitude towards political participation." African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 2, no. 2 (2008): 026-030.
MLA Mary Ogechi Esere, Joshua A. Omotosho and Mary C. O. Arewah. "Rational emotive behaviour therapy in improving retirees’ attitude towards political participation." African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 2.2 (2008): 026-030.
   
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