Research Papers/Topics in Counselling And Psychology

Students’ Self Concept And Academic Achievement In Relation To Music Education And Music Performance: A Case Of Nairobi Secondary Schools, Kenya

ABSTRACT This Study aimed at investigating the relationships between Music Education, Music Performance and secondary school students‘ Self Concept and Academic Achievement. Researchers believe that music helps in enhanced brain activity which increases student‘s ability to perform certain academic tasks. There are, however, inconsistencies on how music influences Self Concept and Academic Achievement. The researcher aimed at seeking to establish the relationship between each of the...

Efficacy Of Brief Motivational Interviewing Intervention For Treating Gambling Disorder Among University Students In Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Trial

ABSTRACT With the high uptake of gambling in Kenya, especially among University students, it is inevitable that some of them may end up suffering from gambling disorder. Apart from compromised psychological health, disordered gamblers experience difficulties in their financial and social wellbeing. Currently, there is lack of evidence based interventions for gambling disorder that have been developed and empirically tested in Kenya. This research sought to establish the efficacy of Brie...

Influence Of Selected Self-Awareness Aspects On Vocational Choices Among Youths In Taita Taveta County, Kenya

ABSTRACTDespite studies revealing that self-awareness is important when choosing a vocation, few studies have been conducted on influence of various aspects of self-awareness on vocational choices especially among youths. To address this gap, the study determined the influence of awareness of selected personal aspects (strengths, interests and values) on vocational choices among youths in Taita Taveta County, Kenya. The study was guided by Frank Parsons’ (1854-1908) trait and factor theory ...

The Relationship Between Stigma And Self Esteem Among Single Mothers In Kiambu County, Kenya

ABSTRACTSingle parent family structure is on a high global increase, with statistics showing high prevalence of single mothers than single fathers. Recent studies focusing on family structures, have paid attention to single mother family type, its strengths and challenges. Stigma has been ranked as a key challenge facing single mothers. Studies on stigmatized populations for example people with Mental illness and those with physical disabilities show that stigma has a correlation with the ind...

Effectiveness Of Counselling Services On Academic Performance And Retention Rate Of Undergraduate Students In Selected Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACTCounselling is an essential pillar in student support services. However, there is a shortage of empirical data on the effectiveness of counselling services in enhancing academic performance and retention rate in all universities in Kenya. The study focused on establishing the effectiveness of counselling services in improving academic performance and retention rate of undergraduate students in universities in Kenya by employing the common factor and self-determination theories. The st...

Relationship Between Depression And Pathological Internet Use Among University Students In Kenya

ABSTRACTThere has been a rapid growth in internet use in Kenya. University students are the highest users of internet in the country. This puts them at risk of becoming pathological internet users. Pathological internet use has also been found to have negative consequences on the individuals. These include problematic social relationships, poor academic performance and psychological disturbance. Studies in other countries have associated increased levels of pathological internet use among ind...

Relationship Between Adversity Quotient And Recovery Outcomes Among Cancer Patients Attending Palliative Care In Nyeri And Nairobi Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACT Diagnosis of cancer profoundly affects every aspect of an individual’s life.These include the psychological,physical, spiritual, interpersonal,and economic aspects of the patients’ functioning. This may negatively interfere with the cancer recovery outcomes. AdversityQuotient (AQ) isa person’s resilience when faced with obstacles,the ability to bounce back to his/her normal functioning. It has been suggested that AQ could be an important aspect of recoveryand promoting it may b...

Implications Of Psycho-Social Media Networking On Adolescents Academic Performance In Public Day Secondary Schools In Nakuru East Constituency, Nakuru County, Kenya

ABSTRACTMost studies in Social media indicate that about 52% of the world’s population, including school going ones has been found to be frequent users of the social media networking. Despite this understanding few studies have examined the implication of media networks on academic performance of secondary school students. Using rational choice theory and planned behavior theory, this study examined the Implications of psycho- social media networking on academic performance among Adolescent...

The Psychosocial Resources Applied By Co-Wives In Coping With Stressful Polygamous Environments: A Case Of Kajiado County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to find out the psychosocial resources co-wives apply in coping with the stressful polygamous environments. Studies on the area of the psychosocial effects of polygamous marriages have highlighted on the negative effects of the practice on women. However, these studies fail to outline if there are any workable intervention measures (strategies) which co-wives can apply to cope with the polygamous environments. There was need to address the plight of co-wi...

Relationship Between Selected Childhood Parental Factors And Victimization To Intimate Partner Violence Among Men In Nyeri County, Kenya

ABSTRACTIntimate partner violence (IPV) is a prevalent problem that threatens the societal welfare both in developed and developing nations. Most efforts to alleviate it have focused on women victims of male perpetrated IPV. Despite increasing media reports of men experiencing IPV, there is paucity of information on the prevalence of such victimization and the risk factors associated with it especially in Kenya. This study sought to establish the relationship between selected childhood parent...

Relationship Between Attachment Styles And Risk For Problematic Drug Use Among Undergraduate Students In Selected Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACT Although problematic drug use affects the entire spectrum of society and especially young adults in developing countries, it is becoming increasingly evident that university students are at a higher risk of its effects. Problematic drug use among university students presents with adverse consequences to their wellbeing and academic progress. It also has potential to inhibit successful transition to the work force and could predict substance related problems later in life. This ...

Conceptualisation Of Abnormal Behaviour Among Residents Of Kibera Informal Settlement In Nairobi County, Kenya: Implications For Mental Health Interventions

ABSTRACTAbnormal behaviour is on the increase globally, with one in every four persons in the world expected to be afflicted by one form of a mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. Although great advancements have been made in its understanding and treatment, abnormal behaviour is still misconceptualised by many individuals, sub-cultures and cultures world-wide. The purpose of this study was to investigate how abnormal behaviour is conceptualised by residents of Kibera ...

Psychological And Emotional Self-Care Practices And Level Of Burn-Out Among Counselors In Nairobi City County Kenya

ABSTRACT Counselling is an emotionally draining occupation that exposes counsellors to overwhelming levels of burn-out. As such counsellors need to find ways of dealing with the different levels of burn-out they may experience in the process of counselling. Psychological and emotional self-care practice is essential in reducing the effects of burn out especially with professions that deal with human service providers. It is on this ground that the current study is to investigate the...

Effect Of Group Therapy In Restoring Psychological Wellbeing Of Sexually Violated Women Of 1994 Tutsi Genocide In Rwanda

ABSTRACT Sexual violation of women has been found to leave permanent scars on the victims, affecting all spheres of life, therefore, compromising their psychological wellbeing. However, sexual violation is a vice shrouded with social instigated shame and guilt that leaves many victims stigmatized, thus making it difficult for them to seek help. Group therapy has been found to be characterized with curative factors that could circumvent the shame and guilt associated with sexual violatio...

Certainty In Career Choice Among Kenyatta University Students: Implications For Career Counseling.

ABSTRACTWhile the career development process is life-long, choices made during the college years are particularly significant in setting the foundation for future professional options. Selecting a career can be a daunting task for many University students who must balance their own interests with what is available in the various Universities as with their academic performance. It is in this view that the researcher aimed at investigating the career certainty of the university students.&...


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