An Assessment of the Entrepreneurial Inclination of Undergraduate Business Education Students Exposed to Entrepreneurship Education in Tertiary Education Institutions in River State, Nigeria

Publication Date: 09/10/2020


Author(s): Ahiamadu Martins, Allen Mercy.

Volume/Issue: Volume 3 , Issue 4 (2020)



Abstract:

This study assessed the entrepreneurial inclination of undergraduate business education students exposed to entrepreneurship education in tertiary education institutions in Rivers State. Three specific purposes, three research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study to collect data from a population of 310 undergraduate Business education students made up of 131 male and 179 female. The actual sample size used for the study is 90 undergraduate Business education students made up of 45 male and 45 female. Researchers’ designed questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was tested for reliability using Cronbach Alpha statistics to obtain reliability indexes of 0.76 and 0.82 for the two clusters of responses and a mean reliability of 0.79. Data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation to answer research questions and independent t-test to analyse the hypothesis. The findings of the study revealed that undergraduate Business education students were exposed to entrepreneurship education that centres on education about opportunity recognition, purchasing, risk taking and management, product development, marketing, business management and business finance in tertiary education institutions in Rivers State. The findings also revealed that both male and female students have positive inclination towards entrepreneurship activities after graduation due to the education received and there is no significant difference in the entrepreneurial inclination of both male and female undergraduate Business education students in tertiary education institutions in Rivers State, Nigeria. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that Business educators should encourage and stimulate the learning of entrepreneurship amongst their students irrespective of their gender by exposing them to practical opportunities for risk taking and profit making.



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