Counsellors’ Perception of Roles of Record and Record Keeping In Evaluation of Guidance Programmes

Main Article Content

C. N. Nwaoba


This paper considered counsellors’ perception of the roles of records and record keeping in guidance programme evaluation, using the 28 secondary school counsellors in Onitsha educational zone of Anambra State. Three research questions guided the study. The design was survey. Instrument used to collect data was a 23-item questionnaire titled counsellors’ Perception Questionnaire (CPQ). It was validated by 3 experts and its reliability index was 0.79 using Cronback Alpha. Analysis of data was done using mean. Results showed that counsellors positively perceived the role of records and record keeping in evaluation of guidance programme except that school principals’ provision of fund is based on the success of a guidance programme. The result also showed that school counsellors do not keep record of all the counseling programme services. They often keep records for group and individual counselling and educational concern of students only. Challenges to keeping of counselling records include lack of adequate funding and frequent transfer of the counsellors. Based on the findings, one of the recommendations was that record keeping materials such as computers, tape recorders, video cassettes, file jackets among others should be made available to counsellors in schools.

Article Details



Akinade, E.A. (2001).An introduction to Guidance and Counselling. Ibadan, Altop.

Adepeju, A.I, Adekunle, C.P. &Daolu, A. (2006).Fundamentals of Guidance and Counselling. (Aprogrammatic Approach). Lagos. God’s glory publishing press.

Anyansi, O.C. (2008).Basic Issues in Counselling, Enugu Wisdom publisher.

Anigbogu, M. A. (2006). Records in counselling. Journal of American Psychological Association, 8, 1-2

American Psychological Association (APA), 2006).The Counsellor’s roles. Annual Publication of APA (3) 121-226.

Brain, C.J. (2009).Audition in Goldstein. Encyclopaedia of perception, vol. 2, page 136-137.

Brammer, I. M. (1996).The helping relationship process and skills 6th ed. Englewood cliffs N.J. prentice hall.

Eggen, H.P. (2001). Psychological trends. Merril prentice hall. New Jergy

Hornby, A.S. (2005). Record. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of current English (7thed), United Kingdom, pp 978. Oxford university press.

Gesinde, A.P. (1991). Evaluation in Guidance and counselling. Ibadan: vantage publishers

Idowu, A. I. (1998). Guidance and counselling in education. Ilorin: Indemac.

International Organisation for standardization- (IOS) (2007). Information and document –Records management part 1.

Richardson J. C. & Lockhart Charles (1994). Reflective teaching in second language classroom, Cambridge university press.

Kenneth, M. V. (2007), Records and record keeping: the life cycle of information.

Kolo, F.D. (1996). Guidance and counselling in perspective, Zaria :Steveno.

Muffin, H.R. (2001). Counselling skills: Houghton Miffin company, California.

Nwaoba, C.N. (2014). Counsellor’s knowledge and utilization of Psychological tests in counselling. Multi- Disciplinary Journal of Academic Excellence, 12 (1) 108-119, NAFAK, UNN.

Nwoye, N.C. (2006). Attitude of mothers to exclusive breast feeding in unpublished M.Ed thesis, NAU, Awka, Nigeria.

Okeke, B.A (2003). Principles of guidance and counselling: An outline for beginners. Pp 78-81, SNAAP PRESS Ltd, Enugu.

Okwubunka, S. E.(1996). Counselling adolescents, pp 1-3, Uchac Productions, Onitsha.

Oladele, F.R. (1999). Organisational administration of guidance and counselling services. Chicago: MCNally and company.

Traindis, H. (2001). Attitudes and Perception, Journal of Communication, 56:46-139.

Udolisa, P. (2006). Guidance services for 6-3-3-4 system of education. Jos, Savana press.

Vaugh, M.R. (2007). Appraisal techniques. Journal of Personality and social psychology 28, 129-37.