Parental educational level, Family size and students’ attitude towards examination malpractice

Dr Nnyenkpa Ntui Anyin & Dr Bernard Diwa Otu


The study investigated parental educational level, family size and attitude to examination malpractice among senior secondary school students in Southern Educational Zone of Cross River State. It adopted ex post facto research and was guided by two null hypotheses. A sample of one thousand (1000) students was randomly selected for the study. A questionnaire, which was both face and content validated, was the main instrument used for data collection. The reliability co-efficient was found to be 0.86, established through split-half reliability method. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was the statistical analysis technique adopted to test the hypotheses under study. All hypotheses were subjected to testing at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the analysis revealed that parental educational level and family size, significantly influence students’ attitude towards examination malpractice in southern educational zone of Cross River State. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that government, School Educational Board and nongovernmental organizations should assist in providing schools with necessary learning facilities to improve upon the present teaching/learning situation.

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