n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Effectiveness of Six Thinking Hats Training in improving the psychological well being of prison inmates in Ilorin Central Prison




This study investigated the effectiveness of Six Thinking Hats Training in improving the psychological well- being of prisoners. The study consisted of 24 convicted prisoners whose ages ranged from 19- 60 years with a mean of 22.50 years. A 2x2 experimental group design was adopted, and subjects were randomly assigned to the treatment and control groups. A validated instrument titled "Psychological Well-being Scale" was administered to the two groups before and after the experimental programme. The programme was packaged into 8 weekly workshop sessions. Analysis of Covariance was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Results showed that the treatment package (Six Thinking Hats Training) was effective in improving the psychological well-being of the prisoners, their age notwithstanding. Based on this finding, it was recommended that prisoners should always seek counsleling to enable them face the daunting challenges of incarceration and that Counsellors in Nigeria should diversify their services to non-school settings like the prisons.


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