Integrity Research Journals

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DOI: 10.31248/IJET
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Influence of gender and mode of study on examination anxiety among University undergraduates of Ogun State   |   Article Number: 32F6CF211   |   Vol.2 (3) - December 2018

Received Date: 09 October 2018   |   Accepted Date: 22 November 2018  |   Published Date: 31 December 2018

Authors:  Muraina Kamilu Olanrewaju* and Hammed Adeoye

Keywords: gender, Examination anxiety, mode of study, University undergraduates.

Tests and examinations at all stages of education, especially at higher education level have been considered an important and powerful tool for decision making in competitive society, with people of all ages being evaluated with respect to their achievement, skills and abilities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of gender and mode of study on examination anxiety among university undergraduates of Ogun State, Nigeria. Descriptive research design of ex-post-facto type was used in the study. One hundred and forty-nine (149) respondents were selected randomly from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria. The respondents were measured with adapted validated instruments and the data obtained was analyzed using t-test and multiple regression statistical analysis. Three (3) research questions were raised and answered in the study. The result showed that there was significant difference in theexamination anxiety of male and female undergraduate students with male students having higher examination anxiety than their female counterpart, the independent when pulled together have significant effect on examination anxiety of undergraduate students with 58.2% of the variance was accounted for by the predictor variables when taken together and each of the independent variables made a significant contribution to the prediction of examination anxiety of undergraduate students. In term of magnitude of contribution, gender made the most significant contribution to the prediction follow by study mode. In view of these findings, the study recommended that counselling psychologists should intensify their effort in organizing workshops for educational stakeholders on the implications of mode of study and gender on examination anxiety of students in the school and that students should be enlightened on the need to improve their study mode so as to reduce the examination anxiety as proved in the study.

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