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  • Author: ADAMS, A. B, Prof. DARAMOLA. C. A. and GBORE, L. O Volume: 1(1) 2017 Page: 1-16

    Differential effects of rational emotive behaviour theraphy and social skills training in enhancing married and unmarried prison inmates’ psychologicaladjustment in ondo state.

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    ADAMS, A. B, Prof. DARAMOLA. C. A. and GBORE, L. O

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    This study examined the differential effects of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Social Skills Training (SST) in enhancing the Psychological Adjustment of married and unmarried prison inmates in Ondo State. This study adopted quasi experimental research of pre-test, post-test and control groups involving 3x2 factorial design. A sample size of one hundred and eight (108) male prison inmates were purposively and randomly selected from Akure prison (Ondo Centre), Okitipupa prison ( Ondo South) and Owo prison (Ondo North) senatorial districts as participants in the study. The subjects were randomly assigned to two treatment groups and one control group. Psychological Adjustment Scale (PAS) used for the study was adaptation of psychological well-being developed by Ryff (2002). It was administered on the prison inmates before and after the experimental programme. ANCOVA (P 0.05), multiple classification analysis and post-hoc analysis were used to test the hypothesis. The result showed that both REBT and SST are effective in enhancing the psychological adjustment of both married and unmarried prison inmates. It is therefore recommended that counselling psychologist and other prison welfare officers could make use of REBT and SST for the enhancement of the psychological adjustment of prison inmates for the peace and security in the society. Key Words: Differential Effects, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Social Skills Training, Psychological Adjustment, Prison Inmates.

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    Differential Effects Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Social Skills Training Psychological Adjustment Prison Inmates.