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Relationship between Selected Personal Determinants and Examination Cheating among Kenyan Secondary School Students

Owenga John Timon Odhiambo, Aloka Peter J. O. and Raburu Pamela A.
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Owenga John Timon Odhiambo: PhD. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology, Ukwala-Bondo Rd, Bondo, Kenya
Raburu Pamela A.: Department of Psychology & Educational Foundations, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology, Ukwala-Bondo Rd, Bondo, Kenya

Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2018, vol. 7, issue 1, 73-82

Abstract: The present study investigated the relationship between selected personal determinants and examination cheating among Kenyan secondary school students. This study used a Sequential Explanatory design. The target population was 51,900 students in Kisumu County within 153 public secondary schools categorized as 2 National secondary schools, 21 extra county schools, and 130 county and sub-county schools. A simple random sampling technique was used to determine sample size which comprised of 380 respondents since the study was confined within specific ecological boundary which was public secondary schools. Data collection instruments included questionnaires, for general data collection from the respondents and in-depth interview schedules for one to one interview of respondents. The finding of the study shows that there was statistically significant positive correlation (r=.592, n=360, p

Keywords: Personal determinants; examination cheating; Kenyan; secondary school students; self-esteem; self-efficacy; locus of control; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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