Patience Nwobodo (PhD), Lucky Onyeisi Ogben, Maranatha Chiamaka Chukwuzoba


This study investigated counselling strategies for modifying lying behaviour among secondary school students as in Awka South Local Government of Anambra State. Three research questions guided the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey design, and the population comprised of eighteen respondents (18) respondents which was studied entirely without sampling because of the small size of the population. The instrument used in collecting data for the study was a structured questionnaire titled Counselling Strategies for Modifying Lying Behaviour in Secondary School Students (CSMLBSS). Mean was used to answer the research question and test the hypothesis. The instrument was dully validated by two experts in the Department of Guidance and Counselling. The findings from the study showed that remedial counselling strategies for modifying lying behaviour among secondary school students are systematic desensitization, thought-stopping technique, cognitive restructuring, assertive training technique, social skills training technique. The findings of the study equally showed among others that the corrective counselling strategy for modifying lying behaviour are self-monitoring, praise and ignore technique, modeling, role playing, token economy. It was recommended among others that Guidance Counsellors should ensure kin and objective observation on students’ lying behaviours and guard against such behaviours that could be detrimental to students’ academic achievement and social relationship. 


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