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Table 2 Reasons students gave for preferring to take an online exam

From: Tertiary student attitudes to invigilated, online summative examinations

Reason for opting in Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree % Agree
Less travel time and less expense 74 44 4 3 94.4
No chance of late arrival at exam 75 41 5 4 92.8
Less time off work 63 40 15 7 82.4
More comfortable in a familiar space 65 38 17 5 82.4
Make me less anxious 55 40 24 6 76
Will suffer less exam anxiety 50 40 28 7 72
Less need for childcare 34 48 16 27 65.6
Keyboard and mouse more comfortable than handwriting 19 44 38 24 50.4
Keyboard and mouse quicker than handwriting 16 37 44 28 42.4
Performance will be better 12 37 59 17 39.2
Less chance of a poorly heated, cooled or lit working space 16 31 51 27 37.6
No worry about getting parking 17 20 46 42 29.6
Wanted to try something new 12 19 62 32 24.8
Allow choice of when to sit exam 14 4 57 50 14.4
Greater flexibility about when to sit exam 14 3 54 54 13.6