Assessment of gender and age difference of prospective university students’ attitude towards computer-based testing in the University of Calabar, Nigeria
This paper reports a study carried out to determine the influence of gender and age difference on prospective university students’ attitude towards Computer-Based Testing (CBT) at the University of Calabar. A sample of 426 prospective tertiary institution candidates who scored 200 and above in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) examination and applied for admission to the University of Calabar was selected through simple random sampling. Data was gathered using an Attitudinal Scale of Candidate on the use of Computer Based Test (ASCCBT) a reliability coefficient which stood at .92%. Research hypothesis relating to the influence of gender and age difference of prospective university students’ attitude towards Computer-Based Testing was analyzed using independent t-test, and One- way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The findings indicated that gender and age were significant. It was recommended among other things that equal distribution of human and material resources be made available irrespective of gender and age, for effective output during eassessment.
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