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MASWELL, Francisca Uloaku, BLIS
OKWILAGWE, Oshiotse Andrew, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan,
This study investigated bibliotherapy as factor if influencing examination anxiety of undergraduate students of Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design of Expost type. The study population of 1,557 undergraduate students of the Faculty of Education from which a total of 311 undergraduate students were selected from Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria adopting the systematic random sampling technique. The questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection. It consists of 47 questions arranged in three sections. Simple percentage, mean, standard deviation and correlation were used to analyse the data. The findings revealed that undergraduate students always displayed examination anxiety with weighted mean ( = 2.76). The study also revealed that undergraduate students always read self-help books with weighted mean ( = 290). The study further revealed that undergraduate students derived positive benefits from reading self-help books or bibliotherapeutic books as majority indicated that they meet characters that they can imitate (81.2%) ranked highest with weighted mean ( = 2.76). The findings also revealed that there was sign relationship between bibliotherapy and examination anxiety of undergraduate students of the Faculty of Education. The null hypothesis was, therefore, rejected (r=0. 222** P<0.05). Students should develop positive attitudes towards themselves. This will help hasten the effect self-help books on them.