ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF SOCIAL ANXIETY AMONG
SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN RURAL AREA OF OYO STATE, NIGERIA.
Afusat Olanike Busari.
Department of Guidance and Counselling University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Statement of the problem
In a school setting, the stress, frustration and
trauma of being socially anxious amidst other individuals could be devastating
and detrimental to the psychological well-being of adolescents. Socially anxious
adolescents often are unable to function adequately with peers and significant
others. They are at risk for several forms of concurrent and subsequent
maladjustment such as poor relationship. Thus, the impact of social anxiety on
the developmental life span of adolescents is quite terrifying and painful as
the experience of social anxiety among adolescent appears to be highly
handicapping and create maladjustment in most aspects of their life such as
social, intellectual personality and academic achievement. On this basis
therefore, this study intends to use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the
treatment of social anxiety among adolescents in secondary schools in the rural
area of Oyo state, Nigeria.
Acceptance and Commitment, Gender, Parenting Style, Social Anxiety,
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