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Effect of client-centered and reality therapies on the coping strategies of sexually harassed students in tertiary institutions in Taraba State, Nigeria

PUBLISHED June 21, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2306p5140065)



Lucy Matsayi Aji1 , Naomi Nuhu Adamu1 , Onesimus Shiaki1
  1. Taraba State University

Conference / event

International Congress on Mental Health, May 2023 (Zurich, Switzerland)

Poster summary

This study examined the effects of client-centred and reality therapies on the coping strategies of sexually harassed students. We employed a quasi-experimental research design. The statistical population comprised all the 250 sexually harassed students, out of whom 20 were selected using convenience sampling. The research tool included the Sexual Harassment Battery (SHB). Inferential statistics of analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analyze the data. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used to estimate the reliability coefficient of 0.79 for the SHB. The following findings were recorded: (i) Client-centred and reality therapies effectively increased the coping strategies of students, and (ii) there is no significant mean difference between male and female students in the effectiveness of client-centred and reality therapies on the coping strategies of students. The study recommended that school counselors and psychologists should use both CCT and RT to help students who have been sexually harassed manage their condition.


Client-centered and reality therapies, Coping strategies, Sexually harassed students, Tertiary institutions

Research areas

Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Philosophy, Statistics


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No competing interests were disclosed.
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The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 Matsayi Aji et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Matsayi Aji, L., Nuhu Adamu, N., Shiaki, O. Effect of client-centered and reality therapies on the coping strategies of sexually harassed students in tertiary institutions in Taraba State, Nigeria [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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