Correlation between Election and Examination Malpractices as Perceived by Adults in Delta State
AbstractThe research investigated the Electoral Malpractice as a deviant behaviour among adults in Delta State, Nigeria. The researcher related this deviant behaviour to examination malpractice in the University. The focus was to find out whether election malpractice in the outer society has affected the morality of our youths as seen in the involvement of students in examination malpractice, another deviant behaviour among Nigeria youths in our Universities. The purpose was to find out whether election malpractice has some influence on examination malpractice. It was an inferential study that used the survey design, guided by three research questions and one hypothesis. Data was collected using questionnaire. The population was about 2.5 million adults, and the sample used was 500 male and female. The data collected was analysed with percentage frequency and correlation method of data analysis. The result showed that when malpractice is exhibited during elections, it could affect the moral development of the growing youths and also encourage examination malpractice. The researcher recommended that elections should be conducted in a free and fair situation; there should be citizenship education where free and fair elections is emphasised, with emphasis also on non-participation of students in examination malpractice.
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