n Journal of Education and Entrepreneurship - Effectiveness of bibliotherapy in enhancing learning among secondary school students in Nigeria

Volume 6 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2636-4794



This study investigated the effectiveness of bibliotherapy in enhancing learning among secondary school students in Nigeria. It adopted the quasi-experimental research design. The population of the study covers all the 2,920 Junior Secondary School (JSS) students in the sixteen public secondary schools in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. The simple random sampling technique was used to select five (5) Junior Secondary Schools in the study area. In each of the five (5) schools, 10 students were selected as participants in the experimental group while the academic performance of another group of 10 students in English Language and Mathematics were collected as control groups. This gave a total of 50 participants each for the control and experimental groups. Three instruments titled: Mathematics Class Achievement Test (MACAT), English Class Achievement Test (ECAT) and Bibliotherapy Intervention Programme (BIP) were used for the study. The instrument of the study was subjected to the test–retest reliability technique. After analysis, a reliability coefficient of 0.73 for MACAT and 0.78 for ECAT were obtained. The t-test statistics was used for analyzing the data collected in the study. The two hypotheses raised for the study were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that students taught bibliotherapy had higher learning outcome in English Language and Mathematics in Junior Secondary Schools in Edo State, Nigeria. It was recommended that schools in Edo State should initiate book club programme in schools to afford learners, teacher and counsellors the opportunity of getting exposed to the ways of managing recurrent learning difficulties that confront their students)

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