Attitudes of Students in Jordanian Public Secondary Schools towards Online Exams during the Coronavirus Crisis and the Impact of Such Exams on Motivation

Mohammad Rafe’ Naser Dahadhah, Ra’ed Ali Kareem Al-Hamoori


The present study aimed to explore the attitudes of students in Jordanian public secondary schools towards online exams during the Coronavirus crisis.  It aimed to explore the impact of such exams on students’ motivation. A descriptive analytical approach was adopted. The researchers selected a purposive sample that consists from 300 11th grade female and male students. Those students were selected from 10 public secondary schools located in Amman, Jordan. Questionnaire forms were distributed to those students online. However, 292 forms were retrieved and considered valid for analysis. Descriptive statistical methods and the SPSS program were used. Several findings were reached. For instance, respondents have positive attitudes towards online exams. Online exams enable teachers to track students’ progress and develop students’ problem solving skills.  In addition, they positively affect students’ motivation to study and show the best possible achievement.

Keywords: Attitudes, assessment, online exams, motivation, Jordan.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/11-27-12

Publication date:September 30th 2020

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