- Money management e.g. budgeting, hire purchase, insurance and so on.- Civic responsibilities of individuals e.g. voting and obeying the law.- Responsible sexual behavior and controlling one’s emotions.Common problems at this level include:- Drug abuse and addiction, smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol.- Disillusionment and boredom.- Conflicts of adult expectations against those of their peers.- Role confusion and identity crisis due to conflicting societal demands.- Academic problems such as poor study methods, failure in examinations.- Delinquent behaviour e.g. stealing, truancy, lying, and cheating.- Confusion due to conflicting home and school values.- Peer pressure to engage in premarital sex, abuse drugs, and disobey adult authority.DocumentsPDFCompleteClick Here & UpgradeExpanded FeaturesUnlimited Pages
38CONCERNS AND PROBLEMS OF POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTSAs you will have noticed by now, problems to be expected in our institutions of learning i.e.primary, secondary and post-secondary vary and differ. The major concern of both the primaryand secondary school pupils is to successfully perform well in their terminal examinations. It isthe good results one scores, which enable the individual, join the next higher institution.The concerns for students in post-secondary institutions become completely different. Failure inexaminations might mean withdrawal from the training or less salary than that of a successful. Forstudents in our Teachers’ Training Colleges, you will note that apart from being concerned incompleting their courses successfully, nowadays majority of them are also family men andwomen. Their problems will equally be varied. Colleges should pay attention to the provision ofguidance and counselling services to this population.Problems include:- Anxiety and stress due to pressure of work and societal expectations.- Financial constraints, no loans, and scholarships for some students.- Premarital sex and unplanned pregnancies.- Poor health e.g. infected with sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS- Crowded hostels and insufficient facilities in some learning institutions.3.6 REVIEW QUESTIONS1. Define the concepts of individual counselling and group counseling, compare and contrastindividual and group counselling.2. Discuss the basic reasons why some counsellors do not involve themselves in groupcounselling.3. Develop a rationale that can serve as an adequate justification for group counselling.
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