Document Type : Research Article


Department of Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria


Objective: This study examined the effectiveness of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in reducing bullying behaviours among adolescents in Taraba State, Nigeria.

Methods: This study adopted a quasi-experimental design. The population of this study was 3,222 SS1 students of the 2022/2023 Academic Session and a sample of 24 adolescents were drawn as subjects of the study using purposive sampling. The researchers used a questionnaire titled Adolescents’ Behavioural Problem Questionnaire (ABPQ) with a reliability index of 0.81 for data collection. The data collected were analyzed using paired samples t-test to test hypothesis 1 and independent samples t-test to analyze hypothesis 2. All the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance.

Results: The findings revealed that CBT was effective in reducing bullying behaviours among adolescents. The findings also revealed that there was gender difference in the effectiveness of CBT in reducing bullying behaviours among adolescents.

Conclusion: The researchers concluded that CBT is effective intervention in ameliorating bullying behaviours among adolescent students.


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