A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO STEMMING THE TIDE OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE: THE PLACE OF PERSONALITY TYPES

A. Emeke

University of Ibadan (NIGERIA)
Assessment as a crucial component in the educational enterprise must not be allowed to be ridden with malpractice. It is however, sad to note that examinations, both at institutional level (internal examination) and at public examination level (external examination), have been and continue to be faced across the globe with the monster of malpractice. This monster must be curtailed by everyone involved in and with assessment because examination malpractice poses a great threat to the validity and reliability of any examination, rendering results almost worthless and thereby defeating the whole essence of examinations.
Although, many studies have addressed the menace of examination malpractice from varying perspectives, there is a dearth of research on the articulation of a framework for proactively addressing the monster of examination malpractice, especially from the perspective of exploring the usefulness of personality types This study after establishing the prevalence of personality types among respondents, sought to determine if there is a significant difference in proneness to examination malpractice based on personality type of the respondents. Results indicate that though Personality Type B is more prevalent among the respondents, Proneness to examination malpractice appears more prevalent among the respondents with Personality Type B. Implications for the results were discussed and recommendations were made.