J. O. Osiki


There is currently a need for more researches to investigate indicators of voluntary/compulsive non-income generating activities and, or behaviour among adult females. Participants of the study were subjected to the quasi-experimental research design adopting the 5x1x5 matrices and 143 adult females screened through the Work Disposition Scale (WDS) and selected from four locations in two Local Government areas of Edo State, Nigeria. Participants were exposed to 5 weeks of intervention using selected work/career enrichment programmes submerged in four psychotherapies. Participants notably in the four intervention groups (i.e. ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’) except those of ‘E’ showed appreciable Mean-score differences in behavioural outcomes that ranged between 45 and 57 (i.e. 98.8%) with only 1.2% depletion.Behavioural outcome using the ANCOVAR that compared Fisher’s value [F(8, 268)=4.91;P<0.05] as well as [F(4, 138)=7.98; P<0.05] involving all post-interventions using the ANOVAR indicated that there were significant therapeutic effects. Overall, the reframing psychotherapy (X=75.3) was more effective for managing voluntary/ Compulsive behaviour in adult females.

Author Biography

J.O. Osiki, National University of Lesotho Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Lesotho, Southern Africa. Osiki Jonathan Ohiorenuan holds the Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology while the B.Ed and M.Ed Degrees in Education and Guidance and Counselling (i.e. Educational/Counselling Psychology) from the Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a Senior Lecturer and the immediate Past Sub-Dean (Postgraduate), Faculty of Education (2003-2005) Academic Sessions.