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Influence of PersonalityTypes and Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Students on Examination Malpractice: Case of Secondary Schools in Ibadan

Omonijo, Dare Ojo and Rotimi, Abidemi Omolola and Uche, O.O.U (2014) Influence of PersonalityTypes and Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Students on Examination Malpractice: Case of Secondary Schools in Ibadan. European Journal of Scientific Research , 124 (4). pp. 486-499. ISSN ISSN 1450-216X / 1450-202X

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Abstract

This study investigated: (i) if a significant relationship exists between personality Type ‘A’ and examination malpractice (ii) if there is a significant relationship between personality Type ‘B’ and examination malpractice, (iii ) if socio-demographic factors (gender, age and birth order) influence examination malpractice. The study employed correlational survey design and questionnaire to collect information.The t-test and Pearson moment correlation statistical tools were used to test its hypotheses, while multiple regressionsanalysis were used to investigate which of the independent variables (personality types and socio-demographic factors) significantly predicted the dependent variable (i.e. attitude towards examination malpractice). The resultreveals that personality Type ‘A’ has a significant relationship with examination malpractice (r=0.28; p< 0.05). It also indicates that the personality Type ‘B’ has a significant relationship with examination malpractice (r=0.43; p< 0.05). In respect of socio-demographic factors, the result shows that there is no significant relationship between the age and examination malpractice, (r =- 0.102 and it is not significant at p> 0.05). The result also reveals correlation between gender and examination malpractice (r = 0.14 at p< 0.05).In another development, the finding show that there is no significant relationship between birth order and examination malpractice, (r = -0.029 and it is not significant at p>.005). Implications of these findings are indications that personality types ‘A’, personality Type ‘B’ and gender influence examination malpractice among students while factors such as age and birth order are not crucial in determining examination malpractice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr. Dare Ojo Omonijo
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 11:18
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 12:11
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2973

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