Effectiveness of Relaxation and Self Control Techniques in the Management of Anger Behaviour Among Pupils

B. I. Nnodum, Charles N. Ugwuegbulam, E. C. Ugwuadu


The study investigated the effectiveness of the relaxation therapy (RT) and self-control (SC) therapies in the management of anger among pupils. The treatment is a quasi experimental type that adopted a pretest, post test treatment control group using a 3×2 factorial design, with the treatment conditions in the rows and gender in columns. There were three experimental groups comprising of 30 pupils who were randomly selected from a purposively chosen school in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State and randomly assigned to the experimental conditions. Different types of researchers’ developed and validated test instruments were used at the pretest, post test and follow-up periods for identifying the angered pupils and testing the effectiveness and retention of the treatments. Two null hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. Data collected were analyzed with ANCOVA and Scheffe test. The results revealed among others that relaxation (RT) and self-control (SC) were effective in the management of anger pupils.


Relaxation; Self control; Anger Management; Techniques

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