Dr George A. Agaba, Abdullateef Ambali & Sandra Chinwe Onianwa
This study sought to find out if parents’ variables have any significant influence on examination malpractice among secondary school students in Bekwarra Local Government Area, Cross River State. Two research questions and two research hypotheses were formulated and tested using independent t-test, at 0.05 level of significance. Survey inferential research design was adopted for the study. A sample size of two hundred (200) students was selected, through purposive and systematic random sampling technique, who responded to the Parents’ Variables and Examination Malpractice Questionnaire (PVEMQ). The findings revealed that parents’ family type and parents’ socio-economic status has a significant influence on examination malpractice among secondary school students in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State. The study recommended that parents should be given orientation on the consequences of examination malpractice and why they should encourage their children to study hard and avoid examination malpractices in schools.