Research Papers/Topics in Counselling And Psychology

Role Of Marriage And Family Counselling In Promoting Marital Satisfaction For Married Career Individuals In Kericho County, Kenya

Marital satisfaction has remained a topic of great interest worldwide, and a relationship has been advanced between marital satisfaction, job satisfaction and life satisfaction. Studies have shown that the often competing demands of the occupational structure and those of a rich family life present a number of challenges for married career individuals. There was, however, a paucity of research on marital satisfaction in Kericho, particularly in relation to the role of...

Public Perceptions Of Elderly People And Elderly Care Institutions And Uptake Of Institutionalised Care For The Aged In Nakuru County, Kenya

This study investigated Public Perceptions of Elderly People and Elderly Care Institutions and Uptake of Institutionalized Care for the Aged in Nakuru County, Kenya. This study was informed by the growing population of older people around the world at a time when traditional social support structures for older people are increasingly disintegrating. The disintegration of social support structures for older people, imply that society has to seek for alternative support...

Influence Of Implementation Strategies Of Guidance And Counselling Programmes On Behaviour Change Of Pupils In Public Primary Schools In Kisii County, Kenya

A well-implemented guidance and counselling programme fosters a positive behaviour among pupils in public primary schools. There are persistent incidences of substance and alcohol abuse, absenteeism, early pregnancies, premarital sex, lack of respect for authority and many school dropouts in public primary schools in Kisii County. There is a gap in assessing what is influencing the persistence of this misbehavior as it had not been empirically investigated. The purpose of ...

Undergraduate Students’ Perception Of The Factors That Influence Adoption Of Homosexuality In Selected Public Universities In Kenya.

Homosexuality is a behavior involving sexual attraction between people of the same sex. Homosexuality is a problem in universities and complaints of its existence in universities have been raised and some university students have even declared publicly about their sexual orientation. Those who have adopted homosexuality may have been influenced by factors such as inadequate counseling, mass media, religious affiliation and peer pressure. Therefore, the purpose of the ...

Prevalence, Patterns, Effects And Counselling Interventions Of Alcohol Use Among Students In Private Faith Based And Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACT Public health concern about alcohol consumption and associated risk behaviours in young people is increasing, especially among university students. Despite growing problems of global alcohol abuse among university students, accurate information on the prevalence, patterns and effects of use among university students in Kenya remains sparse. The purpose of this study was therefore to examine the prevalence, patterns, effects, and counselling interventions of alcohol use among un...

Influence Of Selected Background Factors On Students Levels Of Self-Esteem And Academic Achievement In Public Secondary Schools In Kericho County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Secondary school students’ background factors are important in the students’ life and may determine the academic outcomes and the levels of self-esteem. The students’ family SES, family type and home location are varied and may influence the academic achievement and levels of self-esteem. In Kenya, academic achievement is a key factor in determining the future career of the students and their success is measured by the level of academic achievement. It is therefore importa...

Occupational Stress: Level, Causes, Effect And Coping Strategies Based On Demographic Characteristics Among Drugs And Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counsellors In Selected Counties Of Kenya

ABSTRACT Occupational stress is a common phenomenon among drugs and substance abuse rehabilitation counsellors. Though occupational stress and coping strategies have received increased attention, apparently the current level of attention attributed to level, causes, effects and coping strategies among drugs and substance abuse rehabilitation counsellors still remains a point of concern. This study therefore sought to establish the level, causes, effects of occupational stress and coping...

Relationship Between Selected Rehabilitation Factors And Recovering Alcoholics Competencies In Central And Nairobi Regions, Kenya

ABSTRACT Attainment of sobriety calls for appropriately planned and skillfully managed process that offers personal support and guidance, necessitating effective approaches during alcohol rehabilitation. An understanding of how various rehabilitation related factors influence recovering alcoholics’ competencies is therefore key to their reintegration into society. Recovery from alcohol addiction should therefore result in a substantial improvement in the reduction of alcohol intake an...

Influence Of HIV/AIDS Counselling Services On The Quality Of Life Of Church Members In Selected Churches In Nakuru East Sub- County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Globally and in the continent of Africa HIV/AIDS has become a pandemic that has affected more than 38 million people. The world has responded to this pandemic in many ways including creating counselling services to improve the quality of life. In Nakuru East Sub County churches are increasingly getting involved in HIV/AIDS counselling services to help improve the quality of life of its members. However, no studies have been conducted to assess the influence of HIV/AIDS counsell...

Teacher-Counsellor And Student Perceptions On The Effectiveness Of Guidance And Counselling Services In Addressing Psycho-Social Challenges Facing Students In Day Secondary Schools In The Nor

ABSTRACT The Government of Kenya‟s policy on subsidized secondary education is aimed at increasing access to secondary education by all students. To ensure this demand of access to secondary education is achieved; the Government has encouraged the establishment of day secondary schools through Sub-county Education Boards (SCEBS) to cater for children from low socioeconomic backgrounds. However, the students in day secondary schools may still face many psycho-social challenges that eman...

The Role Of Career Guidance And Counselling In Career Awareness And Planning Among Public Secondary School Students In Kenya

Guidance and counselling programme has become an important integral part of the school system in Kenya. Career guidance and counselling services which are components of the guidance and counselling programme are vital activities because one of the long-term goals of education is career placement. If education is to realise this goal, then learners should have appropriate career information and undertake career exploration before making career choices. This aspect of l...

EFFECT OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY ON CLINICAL DEPRESSION, ART ADHERENCE AND HIV STIGMA AMONG HIV-INFECTED OUTPATIENTS IN UASIN-GISHU COUNTY, KENYA

Recent statistics indicate that HIV infection prevalence in Kenya is at 5.6 percent. Of note, HIV infection is commonly known for its tendency to present with comorbid conditions including neuropsychiatric disorders. Within this spectrum, depression, which is a mood disorder, is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder among persons living with HIV (PLHIV) occurring at rates 2 to 3 times higher than in HIV-negative persons. Depression contributes significantly to poor hea...

Women’s Perception On Marital Violence And Its Influence On Wives Staying In Violent Marriages: A Study Of Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTViolence against women in its various forms is endemic in communities around the world cutting across class, age, religion and national boundaries. It is one of the most pervasive human rights violations. It denies women equality, security, dignity, self worth and their right to enjoy fundamental freedoms. It destroys a woman’s sense of self, and undermines healthy families and communities. Violence poses serious mental and physical health risks on the victims. This has far-reaching...

Relationship Between Occupational Factors, Individual Characteristics And Burnout Levels Of Student Affairs Personnel In Public And Private Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACT Job burnout is a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion resulting in job dissatisfaction, lowered productivity, absenteeism and high turnover at the workplace. Student Affairs Personnel in universities are often required to spend considerable and intense time with students facing psychological, social and physical problems coupled with feelings of frustration, anger, embarrassment, fear, and despair. Such an environment can easily lead to burnout if not checked. The...

Evaluation Of The Implementation Of Guidance And Counselling Programme Aspects In Baringo County Extra Secondary Schools, Kenya

ABSTRACT The need for guidance and counselling services in all learning institutions cannot be overstated. In response to this demand, guidance and counselling programme has been implemented since 1971 and more emphasis on its services in 2001 through Legal Notice, No. 95 of the Kenya Gazette that recommended the implementation of guidance and counseling by establishing counseling departments in all secondary schools. A well implemented guidance and counselling programme should be very ...


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