Effect of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Two Selected Primary Schools in Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana

  • Felix Senyametor Department of Education and Psychology University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Vera Arhin College of Distance Education University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Rebecca Kaedabi-Donkor College of Distance Education University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Lydia Aframea Dankyi College of Distance Education University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Kwame Nkrumah College of Distance Education University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Keywords: Attention deficit, hyperactivity cognitive, behavioural therapy, disorder

Abstract

This study focused on investigating the effect of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic treatment (CBT) on pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Bekkyford and Felicomfort Primary Schools in Cape Coast, Ghana. The quasi-experimental design was used for the study. The sample for the study was 43 participants which include 8 parents, 6 teachers, 16 siblings of participants, 13 pupils made up of 9 males and 4 females. The pupils were purposively sampled for the study with the aid of the Scheduled for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Aged Children (K-SADS). Data were collected with the Scheduled for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Aged Children (K-SADS), questionnaire, and Clinical Global Impression Severity Scale (GCI-I). The results revealed that three out of the 9 males (representing 30 percent) reported minimal improvement in their symptoms regarding impulsivity and inattentiveness. There was a significant difference between the experimental group (M = 18.70, SD = 2.243) and the control group (M = 08.45, SD = 4.185), t(37)= 8.023; sig.=.003, P<.05 with respect to the CBT. It was recommended that parents, teachers and siblings should be included in all psychosocial interventions for people with ADHD for lasting and effective management of the symptoms.

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Published
2021-10-28
How to Cite
Senyametor, F., Arhin, V., Kaedabi-Donkor, R., Dankyi, L. A., & Nkrumah, K. (2021). Effect of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Two Selected Primary Schools in Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 17(35), 146. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2021.v17n35p146
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ESJ Social Sciences