Counselling Strategies for Handling Inappropriate Communication Patterns among Workers in the Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
Olakojo, O. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Communication is a daily routine for every man irrespective of age, religion, status, beliefs and opinion. It involves the transmission of message(s) from one person to another or group of people. Meaningful and purposeful communication can be realized through verbal (use of words, vocabulary, tone and vocalization) and non-verbal cues (physical environment, movement and body position and paralanguage). Communication is found to be very important in aiding good interpersonal relationship among academic and non-academic staff in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Thus, inappropriate communication patterns will have serious consequences in their relationships. In this paper therefore, the researcher posits that one counseling theory, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) when employed can assist Academic and Non-Academic Staff in handling inappropriate communication pattern thereby strengthening their good interpersonal relationships. The researcher therefore made certain recommendations based on the findings in handling Inappropriate Communication Patterns among Academic and Non-Academics Staff workers in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions.