Peer Pressure and Socioeconomic Status as Predictors of Student’s Attitude to Examination Malpractice in Nigeria

Grace Nwamaka Okorodudu


Examination malpractice has remained a serious challenge to public examinations. The paperexamined the influence of peer pressure and socioeconomic status and student’s attitudetoward examination malpractice. A survey design was employed using a sample size of 1000Junior Secondary two students. Questionnaire was used to elicit the right responses on peerpressure and students attitude toward examination malpractice. Simple regression statisticswas also used to establish the influence of peer pressure on students’ attitude towardsexamination malpractice. The result showed that peer pressure significantly predicts students’attitude to examination malpractice. The paper suggested some measures counsellors can useto reduce influence of peer pressure on students’ attitude toward examination malpractice.


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