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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Psychosocial Factors as Determinant of Examination Malpractice among Secondary School Students in Ondo State


Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 1258–1264

 Psychosocial Factors as Determinant of Examination Malpractice among Secondary School Students in Ondo State

Olorunfemi Olabisi1 and Florence Abiola2

1 Adekunle Ajasin University, Faculty of Education, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria
2 Adekunle Ajasin University, Faculty of Education, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 9 August 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study investigates psychosocial factors as determinant of examination malpractice among secondary schools' students in Ondo State. The study adopted descriptive research design of the survey method. A total of 200 respondents were selected from 5 secondary schools using simple random sampling technique for the study. Four hypotheses were generated. The major instrument utilized for collection of data was a self- constructed questionnaire titled "Students Psychosocial factors on examination malpractice (SPFEM). Chi-square statistics was used to analyze the data collected. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that there was a significant relationship between psychosocial factors (that environment, self-efficacy, anxiety and parental pressure) and examination malpractice. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that guidance programme be organized on study habits and preparation for examination for students in secondary schools.

Author Keywords: Psycho-Social Factors, Examination Malpractice, Academic Cheating, Anxiety, self-efficacy, environment, intelligence, parental pressure.


How to Cite this Article


Olorunfemi Olabisi and Florence Abiola, “Psychosocial Factors as Determinant of Examination Malpractice among Secondary School Students in Ondo State,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1258–1264, September 2014.