Influence Of Selected Demographic Variables On Entrepreneurship Intentions Of Tertiary Institutions Electronic Technology Students

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Influence of Selected Demographic Variables on Entrepreneurship Intentions of Tertiary Institution Electronic Technology Students in Nigeria
INTRODUCTION
Abstract
The major purpose of the study was to determine the Influence of Selected Demographic Variables on Entrepreneurship Intentions of Tertiary Institution Electronic Technology Students in Nigeria base on descriptive survey research design. Some demographic variables like gender, age, parents occupational status and location were studied to determine their influences on entrepreneurship intentions of electronic technology students. Data for the study were collected using researcher developed questionnaire which was validated and trial tested with a reliability coefficient of 0.83 using Cronbach Alpha reliability. The data collected were analysed using mean, while t-test and analyses of variance were used to test the four null hypotheses at the 0.05 level of significance. It was found that while age and parents’ occupational factors influence entrepreneurship intentions of the students, gender and location do not influence students’ entrepreneurship intentions. It was concluded that students with entrepreneurship intentions should be encouraged financially to set up their business venture.
A background of the study
Imparting entrepreneurial skill in the students is one of the basic goals of electronic technology in any vocational and technical education institution. Entrepreneurship is the act of establishing and…
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