Enhanced Thinking Skills, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy And Social Skills: Exploring Their Effect On Adolescents' Interpersonal Relationship

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Ayodele, Kolawole , Adebusuyi, Jane , Aladenusi, Oluwakemi , Adeoye, Ayodele , Ezeokoli, Rita


Personal and social interactions play a critical role in our day-today activities in terms of acceptance of others and offering emotional support either positively or negatively. Thus, this study examined the effect of enhanced thinking skills, rational emotive therapy and social skills training in improving adolescents’ interpersonal relationship. A pre-test, post-test, randomized experimental design was employed in the study. Two hundred and sixteen participants were sampled. Three validated instruments were employed to elicit responses from the participants. Analysis of data was done using factorial analysis of variances including MANCOVA, ANCOVA, and mean plots. Results revealed that treatments had significant effect on participants’ interpersonal relationship; level of self-efficacy had effect on interpersonal relationship of participants; gender had no significant effect on interpersonal relationship of participants. The study concluded that ETS, REBT and SST were veritable and effective tools in fostering adolescents’ level of interpersonal relationship. The implication of this is that deliberate and concerted efforts should be made by organizing training programmes of similar contents in schools.

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