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…show more content…
It is a process of establishing a business organization for provision of goods and services, creation of jobs, and contribution to economic development ( Bilic, Prka, and Vidovic, 2010). Sata (2013) stated that entrepreneurship creates a significant opportunity for individuals to achieve financial independence and benefit the economy by contributing to job creation, innovation, and economic growth. Ma and Tan (2006), defined entrepreneurship as a generator of national prosperity and competitiveness. Entrepreneurship intention is the state of mind of an individual to foster creativity in a business venture (Rasli, Khan, Malekitfar, and Jabeen, 2013). Developing entrepreneurial mind among school students enable them to easily fit into the world of work after graduation. The increasing human population of many nations has continued to create a serious challenge to government and employers of labour. Most industries have resorted to employing the best among numerous applicants as they are interested in people with a high-level of skills. Many industries pay serious attention to workers who can apply their entrepreneurial skills for the growth and development of their industry. In many developing countries, thousands of people apply for jobs that are meant to take, but a few persons. This has resulted in many graduates roaming about the street with no hope of any meaningful means of livelihood. Graduates of technical
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