Journal of Educational Sciences > Volume 7, No. 2, 1995
King Saud University Students' Attitudes toward Essay and Objective Tests / Abdullah Ahmad Aldoghan
The study was designed to assess the differences between King Saud University (KSU) students' attitudes toward essay and objective types of tests, and to asses the differences of their attitudes towards each type separately according to the student major, study level, and GPA level. An instrument was designed for this purpose. After it was approved by some specialists, the instrument was tried out on a sample of 88 students and showed a satisfactory degree of reliability and validity.
323 students were randomly selected from K.S.U. undergraduate male students who were enrolled in the second semester of A.H. 1413 (1993).
Research results showed that the students' attitudes toward objective tests were significantly higher , more positive, than their attitudes toward essay tests. No significant differences were found in students' attitudes toward either type referred to the students major, study level, or GPA level.