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Psycho-Social Factors and Examination Malpractice Tendencies among Pupils in Ikom Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria


This study examines psycho-social factors and examination malpractice tendencies among pupils in Ikom education zone of Cross River State. It inquires how these factors influence pupils’ malpractice tendencies. 520 pupils were randomly sampled for the study, 2 research questions and 2 hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Pupils’ Psycho-Social Factors and Examination Malpractice Tendencies Questionnaire (PPFEMT) was used to gather data for the study. Data was analyzed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level. The findings revealed that pupils’ attitude to school and pupils’ test anxiety do not significantly influence pupils’ examination malpractice tendencies. It was therefore, recommended that, head teachers should organize educational programmes on examination stress management to assist pupils cope with test anxiety etc.

Keywords: Examination, Psycho-social factors, Pupils., malpractice tendencies

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