CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF EXAMINATION BEHAVIOUR INVENTORY: AN EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION
Delta State College of Physical Education (NIGERIA)
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Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The phenomenon of cheating in examinations is a worldwide educational malaise which has been exacerbated by the information and communication technology revolution. Therefore, all stakeholders in education are challenged to proffer strategies for curbing it. This research study responds to this challenge by constructing and validating an inventory that could be used to measure the examination behaviour of prospective candidates for certificate examinations. The sample consisted of 2000 candidates enrolled for the 2013 Senior School Certificate Examinations in Nigeria. An Examination Behaviour Inventory (EBI) which was constructed through the rudiments of test blueprint, pilot testing and item analysis was administered to the sample. By means of Cronbach alpha and Factor Analysis, the psychometric properties of the inventory were established and the detailed processes involved in the construction and validation of this valuable educational instrument is reported. The instrument is very useful for diagnosing candidates who have a tendency to engage in cheating during examinations.
Keywords: Examination, Behaviour, Inventory, Education, Innovation.