Research Papers/Topics in Counselling and Psychology

Influence Of 2007 Post Election Violence Level On Emotional Wellbeing And Academic Performance Among Secondary School Students In Nakuru County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Political violence has negative influences on peoples’ wellbeing. The emotional wellbeing of people is of great significance if they are to remain healthy. This is particularly so with the 2007 Post-Election Violence (PEV) that was experienced in Kenya. Nakuru County was one of the areas that were affected by 2007 PEV. The study aimed at establishing the influence of PEV level on emotional wellbeing and academic performance of secondary school students in Nakuru County, Kenya. Mol...

Selected Factors Influencing Degree Choice And Placement: A Comparative Study Of Regular And Self-Sponsored Students In Kenyan Public Universities, Kenya

ABSTRACT The task of choosing a degree programme to study in the university by students is a significant career task in which the outcome is influenced by various factors such as; family, career interests, financial resources, career information, among others. The students are either satisfied or dissatisfied with the outcome of their choices and this may affect their ability in handling future career tasks. This study aimed at determining the influence of family, financial resources, career ...

Revalence Of Secondary Traumatic Stress, Its Predictive Factors And Coping Strategies Among Psychotherapists In Nairobi And Nakuru Counties Of Kenya

ABSTRACT Kenya has experienced many traumatic events in the recent past in which psychotherapists have been called upon to do trauma counseling. A review of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) literature indicates that engaging in therapeutic work with trauma victims can and does, impact on the therapists. Reactions may include avoidance, arousal, and numbing of trauma and may possibly lead to STS. The psychotherapist if secondarily traumatized may engage in behavior that impedes the therapeuti...

Influence Of Selected Factors On Help-Seeking Behaviour Among Public Secondary School Students: A Comparative Study Of Nyeri And Nairobi Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACT Secondary school students are exposed to many problems which they are unable to handle on their own and instead of seeking counselling, they tend to keep these problems to themselves. Many factors including perceptions of social supports, personal coping, self-efficacy, help-seeking experiences, attitudes toward psychological help, locus of control, perceived problem severity and gender among others influence the help-seeking behaviour. The purpose of this study therefore was to exam...

Psychosocial Effects Of Rape: A Case Of Kilifi North Subcounty, In Kilifi County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Rape is a pervasive social problem globally and also one of the most traumatic experiences, causing numerous long-term outcomes on the psychological and social realms of survivors. Kilifi North Sub County has been categorized among the most risky areas for women and children. According to Kenya Police Service cases of rape in the Sub County have been on the increase with 306 cases reported at the Kilifi North Sub-County in 2017. Survivors of rape are exposed to long-term negative ou...

Selected Factors Influencing Utilization Of Digital Technology In Counselling: A Case Of Kenya Universities Professional Counsellors Association (KUPCA) In Kenya

ABSTRACT Technological knowledge is vital in every profession and counselling is not excluded. Unfortunately, many mental health service professionals especially counsellors have not yet fully embraced utilization of digital technology in counselling. Efficient utilization of digital technology in counselling enables counsellors perform various counselling tasks which include and not limited to counselling process, client appointments, report writing, record keeping, making clinical assessme...

Factors Influencing Cohabitation Among Young Adults In Mck Kaaga Circuit, Meru County, Kenya.

Cohabitation is on the upward trend globally, especially among young adults. Methodist Church in Kenya, Kaaga circuit, Meru, has recorded a decline in church weddings in recent years, with cohabitation being the main alternative. The purpose of the study was to analyze factors influencing cohabitation among young adults in MCK Kaaga Circuit. Specifically, the study sought to establish the influence of financial ability, family of origin, peer pressure, premarital pregnancy and premarital coun...

Psychosocial Factors Influencing Deviant Behaviours Among Male Prisoners In Kiambu County, Kenya

A lot of studies have established that deviant behaviours are on the upward trend among prisoners. Studies done on deviant behaviours among inmates have focused on social factors. This study sought to establish the influence of psychosocial factors on deviant behaviors among male prisoners in Kiambu County, Kenya. The study specifically focused on how selected psychosocial factors; demographics, peer pressure and coercion, influence deviant behaviours among the prisoners. Two theories namely;...

Psychosocial Challenges Affecting The Wellness Of Widows: A Case Of Selected Churches In Nakuru County, Kenya

The loss of a spouse is a life changing experience that presents itself in terms of serious psychological and social challenges that affect the widow wellness. The widow plight in various churches is not addressed due to the lack of awareness on the psychosocial challenges they experience. The purpose of the study was to determine the psychosocial challenges that affect the widow’s wellness and explore the coping and intervention mechanisms adopted by the widows in selected churches in Naku...

A Knifeless Rite: Influence Of Selected Characteristics On The Marakwet Of Kenya’s Perception Of The Counselling-Based Alternative Rite Of Passage And Levels Of Awareness Of Effects Of Fgm

ABSTRACT The Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) is an intervention programme sponsored by NGOs as an alternative to female circumcision (FGM). FGM is a cherished rite of passage in many communities in Kenya. ARP mimics the traditional rites aspect by putting the initiates in seclusion and counselling them while avoiding the physical operation of the genitals. There is a gap in the analysis of the Marakwets‟ perception of ARP and their level of awareness of effects of FGM as it has not been e...

Perceptions Of Students And Career Counsellors About The Influence Of Career Guidance On The Choice Of Training Programmes In Public Secondary Schools In Kenya

ABSTRACT The choice of a career is very important because it affects one’s entire life. To enable students make this crucial decision, career guidance is offered in secondary schools in Kenya to help the students realise their potential and select training programmes that will lead them to appropriate careers in future. Despite the fact that students are given career guidance, many students try to change the training programmes they had chosen immediately after admission or after a period o...

Affluent Parents’ Behaviour On Adolescents’ Assertiveness In Karen Zone, Nairobi County, Kenya

 This study aimed at investigating affluent parents’ behaviour on assertiveness among adolescents in Karen-Nairobi County, Kenya: The family has extensively remained the foundation of humanity. Visualized as an abode from suffering and pain of daily lifecycle, the family has remained an important haven, a reassuring abode, a dwelling of relief and refreshment. However, within the same family, parents’ contribution, which is the most rewarding work of adult life, is faced with many challe...

Influence Of Parenting Styles On Adolescent Girls’ Academic Performance In Public Girls’ Secondary Schools In Makadara Sub-County, Nairobi County, Kenya.

This study investigatedthe influence of parenting styles on adolescent girls‟ academic performance in public secondary schools in Makadara Sub County, Nairobi County, Kenya. The study employed the correlation survey design. The study was guided by four research objectives: To establish the relationship between authoritarian parenting style and adolescent girls‟ academic performance in public secondary schools in Makadara sub-county; To examine the relationship between authoritative parent...

Trauma Processing Strategies And Posttraumatic Growth Among Terrorist Attack Survivors At Garissa University, Kenya

The rising number of traumatic events is a global disastrous phenomenon. There have been sparing psychological interventions to this menace with skewed emphasis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and less focus on the transformational side of trauma. The purpose of this study was to investigate trauma processing strategies and posttraumatic growth (PTG) among the survivors of Garissa University terrorist attack. The study was guided by six research objectives namely to examine the ...

Influence Of Internet Use On University Students` Moral Development In Iringa Region - Tanzania

The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of the internet on university students` moral development in three universities in Iringa region-Tanzania. The study was guided by five research questions, How does use of internet influence interpersonal behaviour among university students in Iringa Region? To what extent does the use of internet influence social contact among university students in Iringa Region? How does use of internet influence universal ethical standards amo...


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