The Invigilators’ Behaviors in the Exam Halls and Their Effect on Students’ Performance While Taking Their Exams 

Soma Hassan Hussein  

English Language Teaching Department, Tishk International University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

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Published: February 22, 2023


One of the exam halls essential personals are the invigilators, their behaviors will affect the exam flow. Due to that invigilator need to be very cautious of all their behaviors and interactions with the students in the exam halls. The students can be distracted from their exams due to anything that happens inside the exam halls. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of invigilators behaviors inside the exam halls according to the student’s perception. This paper used a mixed method for data collection. A survey and a computer assisted interview were the tools used to collect data from 92 participants from Hawler and Sulaymaniyah cities in Kurdistan Iraq. The results from SPSS program showed that the invigilators behaviors in the exam halls do make a deference according to the student’s perception. The effect of some other variables like gender, stage, number of invigilators in an exam hall, and the type of the exam hall has been investigated.      

Keywords: Invigilators, Behaviors, Exam, Student Performance

DOI: 10.23918/vesal2023v40