International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part F (2018)
The influence of anxiety on undergraduate students examination taking behaviour in the universities of south-east geopolitical zone
Njoku Julie UBA, Nwachukwu JC and Isama Immaculata Ifunanya
The study addressed the issue of the influence of anxiety on undergraduate students’ examination taking-behaviour in the universities of South-East Geopolitical zone. Today testing has become an inherent part of the society, and many important decisions are based on test results. Therefore anxiety during test has become a prominent problem in schools. The study focused primarily on the influence of anxiety on students’ behaviour in taking examination in the universities. Specifically, to find out influence of anxiety on students’ - examination misconduct, physical behaviour and emotional behaviour in taking examinations. The study was guided by three (3) research questions and three (3) hypotheses. The population of the study comprised all the government owned universities in the South-East geopolitical zone. The sample was 240 students from psychology departments of the selected universities. Purposive sampling was used. The primary instrument for data collection was a set of structured questionnaire and rating scale. Findings revealed that the major ways anxiety influence student’s examination taking behaviour included – misconduct (malpractice), physical behaviour and emotional behaviour. The study showed that there is significant relationship between students’ anxiety and students’ examination misconduct (malpractice), students’ physical behaviour, emotional behaviour in taking examination. Based on the findings, a good number of recommendations were made on the way out.
How to cite this article:
Njoku Julie UBA, Nwachukwu JC and Isama Immaculata Ifunanya. The influence of anxiety on undergraduate students examination taking behaviour in the universities of south-east geopolitical zone. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(5): 356-361.