Gender Impact on the Efficacy of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy in the Attitudinal Change of Secondary School Adolescents towards Examination Malpractice

Martins Noyosase Igbineweka, Ph.D; G. I. Osa-Edoh, Ph.D; Dorothy Isele


This study investigated the efficacy of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) in the attitudinal change of secondary school adolescents towards examination malpractice. To guide the study, one research question was raised with the corresponding hypothesis formulated and the study, a pre-test, post-test nonequivalent control group quasi experiment. A sample of one hundred and eighteen senior secondary students participated in the study. A twenty four-item Examination Malpractice Perception Questionnaire (EMPQ) was revalidated and administered to the sample to collect data for the study. The internal consistency of the instrument had a Cronbach’s alpha value of 0.89. Data collected were analysed using t-test and the mean score and the hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. The results revealed no significant difference in the interactive effect of the treatment by gender in students’ attitude towards examination malpractices. Based on the result, recommendations were made.

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