International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Difference in Perceptions between Head Teachers and Teacher Counsellors of the Effectiveness of Peer Counselling Among Students in Public Secondary Schools in Molo Sub-County, Kenya
Judith Chemutai Bett, Richard Maite Sigilai

This study sought to determine the difference in perceptions between Head teachers and Teacher counsellors on the effectiveness of peer counselling among students in public secondary schools in Molo sub-County, Kenya. A descriptive survey research design was used involving a random sample of 42 head teachers and 42 teacher counsellors. A structured questionnaire was used to measure perceptions of the respondents. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) computer program for Windows. The study found that the perception of head teachers and teacher counsellors on the effectiveness of peer counselling among students was negative. It also found that the designation and gender of an individual does not influence their perceptions. The author recommends that the Ministry of Education, among other stakeholders, should strive to provide professional training on counselling to the head teachers and teacher counsellors in secondary schools to make them competent in promoting effective provision of peer counselling services among students. The findings of the study could be used by the government in the formulation of educational policies which would focus on effective implementation of peer counselling programmes in secondary schools in Kenya.

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