Relationship between Parental Motivation, Self-efficacy and Examination Dishonesty among Secondary School Students in Delta State

Grace Nwamaka Okorodudu


The study examined the relationship between parental motivation, self-efficacy and students’ examination dishonesty. The outcomes of responses of 1000 respondents showed parental motivation and self-efficacy highly predicted students’ examination dishonesty. The study suggested that school counselors in secondary schools should organize training programmes, workshops, seminars, and orientations for parents and students from time to time. It also suggested parental and students involvement in formulation of educational policies, curriculum development and implementation in Nigerian educational system. The government should deemphasized the importance of certificate and reduce the stress of admission into tertiary institutions. The government should assist the teachers to update their knowledge and skills through organization of on the job training, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. This will enable them to prepare the children to face the challenges of examinations.

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International Journal of Psychological Studies   ISSN 1918-7211 (Print)   ISSN 1918-722X (Online)

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