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Efficacy of psychoeducation and problem-solving therapy on mathematics anxiety among selected secondary school students in Ilesa, Osun state, Nigeria
Samson Femi Agberotimi1, Abayomi Oladele Olaseni2, Olaitan Temitayo Oladele1
1MSc, LadokeAkintola University Teaching Hospital, Clinical Psychologist, Mental health, Ogbomoso, Oyo, Nigeria.
2MSc, Ronal Development Services, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical and Health Psychology, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.

Article ID: 100001P13SA2015
doi:10.5348/P13-2015-1-OA-1

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Agberotimi SF, Olaseni AO, Oladele OT. Efficacy of psychoeducation and problem-solving therapy on mathematics anxiety among selected secondary school students in Ilesa, Osun state, Nigeria. Edorium J Psychol 2015;1:1–8.


Abstract
Aims: This study examined the efficacy of psychoeducation and problem-solving therapy on mathematics anxiety among secondary school students in Ilesa, Osun state, Nigeria. it was further aimed to investigate if male and female students differ on math anxiety before and after treatment.
Methods: A pre test, post test control group quasi-experimental design was used. 45 students comprising 16 (35.6%) male and 29 (64.4%) female whose ages ranged between 14 and 18 years (X = 15.91, S.D. = 1.07) participated in the study. Data were collected with a structured questionnaire. Analysis of covariance and independent sample t-test were used for statistical analysis.
Results: Results revealed that treatment has a significant main effect on reduction of students' math anxiety (F (2, 38) = 28.98, p <0.05), gender does not significantly influence students' math anxiety (F (1, 38) =0.01, p > 0.05), treatment and gender do not interactively and significantly have effect on students' math anxiety (F (2, 38) = 0.51, p > .05).
Conclusion: In conclusion, the two treatments conditions employed in this study were effective in treating math anxiety among secondary school students.

Keywords: Mathematics anxiety, Problem-solving therapy, Psychoeducation

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Author Contributions:
Samson Femi Agberotimi – Conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Abayomi Oladele Olaseni – Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Olaitan Temitayo Oladele – Acquisition of data, Drafting the article, Critical revision of the article, Final approval of the version to be published
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About The Authors

Samson Femi Agberotimi (M.Sc. Clinical psychology) is Clinical Psychologist at Lautech Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. He earned undergraduate degree in Psychology with a first class from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Ibadan where he presently enrolled for PhD in Clinical psychology. He has published one research paper in national academic journal and has one research paper presently under review in international academic journals. His research interests include addiction, and positive psychology.



Abayomi Oladele Olaseni (M.Sc. Clinical psychology) is Clinical Psychologist at Ronal Development Services, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical and Health Psychology, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. He earned undergraduate degree in Psychology from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Nigeria and postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Ibadan where he presently enrolled for PhD in Clinical psychology. He has published one research paper in national academic journal and has one research paper presently under review in international academic journals. His research interests include trauma, and addiction.



Olaitan Temitayo Oladele is Clinical Psychologist at LAUTECH teaching hospital Ogbomosho Oyo state. She earned undergraduate degree in Psychology Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun state, a master degree was earned in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ibadan Oyo state and is presently undergoing a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Ibadan. Her research interests include trauma, phobia and addiction.




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