Assessment of computer literacy skills and computer based testing anxiety of secondary school students in Adamawa and Taraba states, Nigeria

Assessment of computer literacy skills and computer based testing anxiety of secondary school students in Adamawa and Taraba states, Nigeria

  • Version 1.0.0
  • Download 10
  • File Size 361.53 KB
  • File Count 1
  • Create Date August 2, 2018
  • Last Updated August 2, 2018

Assessment of computer literacy skills and computer based testing anxiety of secondary school students in Adamawa and Taraba states, Nigeria

The introduction of Computer Based Testing (CBT) in 2013 by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and plans by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC)/ National Examinations Council (NECO) to introduce CBT in Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) necessitated this study. The study adopted a correlation design to assess Senior Secondary School (SSS) students’, Computer Literacy Skills (CLS) and their perceived level of anxiety when confronted with CBT. Two validated questionnaires, “,Computer Basic Literacy Competence Questionnaire”, (CBLCQ) and “,Computer BasedAssessment Anxiety Questionnaire”, (CBAAQ) were administered to 1595 final year senior secondary school students in 106 randomly selected senior secondary schools in Adamawa and Taraba states. The questionnaires yielded Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficients of 0.72 and 0.81 respectively. Four research questions and four hypotheses guided the study. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions. The t-test and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient were used to test the hypotheses. Results revealed that students have low competence in basic computer literacy skills and high level of anxiety towards CBT. There was also a weak positive relationship between computer competence and computer anxiety. It was recommended among others that schools be provided with computers, human and material resources and tutorials on computer applications. ,Keywords: Computer Literacy, Computer Based Testing, Computer Anxiety, Secondary School Students.

Attached Files

FileAction
paper_371f29d98.pdfDownload 
Menu
X