Socio-Demographic Variables and Examination Malpractices Among Students in Tertiary Institutions in Southwest, Nigeria - Euro Afro Studies International Journal

Issue: 6, Volume: 4, Year: 2022

Socio-Demographic Variables and Examination Malpractices Among Students in Tertiary Institutions in Southwest, Nigeria

Date of Publication : 30, Jun, 2022

Date Of Acceptance : 25 June, 2022

Author: ADANIKIN, Cecilia Oluremi (Ph.D)

Area of research / Subject: Socio-Demographic Variables and Examination Malpractices Among Students in Tertiary Institutions in Southwest, Nigeria

This study investigated the socio-demographic variables and examination malpractices among students in tertiary institutions in Southwest, Nigeria. The study specifically examined the level of examination malpractices among students in tertiary institutions; and the difference in examination malpractices based on gender, religion, type of institutions and parents’ socio-economic status. This study used a descriptive research design of the survey type. The population included all students enrolled in public higher institutions in Southwest Nigeria. The study sampled 2,137 students from nine public tertiary schools using a multistage sampling procedure. To obtain data for the study, a self-designed questionnaire titled “Examination Malpractices Questionnaire (EMQ)” was used. The instrument’s validity was established using face and content validity. The instrument’s dependability was established using the test re-test approach which yielded reliability coefficient of 0.82. The data derived from the questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of this study revealed that the level of examination malpractices was moderate. It was further concluded that gender, religion, type of institutions and parent socio-economic status did not make difference in the involvement of students in examination malpractices. It was recommended among others that management of tertiary institutions should take drastic steps in ensuring that examination malpractices are reduced by dealing with whoever is involved in examination malpractices without fear or favour.

 

Keywords: Socio-demographic Variables, Examination Malpractices, Students, Tertiary Institutions,

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Author(s), ADANIKIN, Cecilia Oluremi (Ph.D), (2022). “Socio-Demographic Variables and Examination Malpractices Among Students in Tertiary Institutions in Southwest, Nigeria”, Name of the Journal: Euro Afro Studies International Journal, (EASIJ.COM), P, 1 –14.  DOI: www.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7243799 ,  Issue: 6, Vol.: 4, Article: 1, Month: June, Year: 2022. Retrieved from https://www.easij.com/all-issues/

 

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Keywords : Socio-demographic Variables, Examination Malpractices, Students, Tertiary Institutions,

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