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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 338-343
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2016.338.343
 
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Effect of Cognitive Restructuring Counselling Technique and Critical Thinking on Attitude Towards Okada Rider’s Drug Abuse Behaviour in Onitsha Urban, Anambra State

Amaka B. Ikechukwu-Ilomuanya and Felix Okechukwu Ugwuozor

Abstract:
Objective: The study determined the effect of cognitive restructuring technique on attitude towards drug abuse behaviour of commercial motorcyclists (okada riders) in Onitsha urban in Anambra state. Methodology: Quasi-experimental one group pre-test and post-test design was adopted for the study. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The population of the study comprised all single and married commercial motorcyclists (okada riders) in Onitsha urban. A sample of 12 participants was drawn for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting the participants. The instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire developed by the researchers. The face validity and reliability of the instrument was established. Cronbach Alpha method was used in estimating the internal consistency of the instrument. Mean scores and t-test were used to present the data. Results: The findings of the study indicated that the okada rider’s negative attitude towards drugs changed after exposure to treatment package. Also, no significant difference exists between the attitude of adolescent and adult okada riders towards drug abuse. Conclusion: It was concluded that cognitive restructuring technique can effectively be utilized in changing attitude of commercial motorcyclists (okada riders) towards drug abuse. It was therefore, recommended that cognitive restructuring technique and intervention should be introduced to okada riders in all the okada parks in Anambra state and that adequate counselors should be employed and redeployed to Nigeria Road Safety Commission.
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Amaka B. Ikechukwu-Ilomuanya and Felix Okechukwu Ugwuozor, 2016. Effect of Cognitive Restructuring Counselling Technique and Critical Thinking on Attitude Towards Okada Rider’s Drug Abuse Behaviour in Onitsha Urban, Anambra State. Journal of Applied Sciences, 16: 338-343.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2016.338.343

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2016.338.343

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