Parental socio-economic status, Parental occupation and students’ attitude towards examination malpractice

Dr Nnyenkpa Ntui Anyin & Dr Bernard Diwa Otu


This study adopted ex post facto design to investigate parental socio-economic background, parental occupation and attitude to examination malpractice among senior secondary school students in Calabar Educational Zone of Cross River State. It was guided by two null hypotheses. A sample of one thousand (1000) students was randomly selected through the simple random sampling technique. A validated questionnaire was used for data collection. The reliability estimates of the instrument, established through split-half reliability method, range from 0.70-0.83. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the analysis revealed that, parental socio-economic status and parental occupation significantly influence students’ attitude towards examination malpractice in southern educational zone of Cross River State. Based on the results and findings of the study, it was recommended that parents should not encourage malpractice behaviour among students by sponsoring them financially.

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