AN INVESTIGATION OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION AMONG ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDENTS IN SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA POLYTECHNICS

  • Y.A. Bako Business Administration Department, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • I.A. Ajibode Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • A.B. OLUSEYE Department of General studies, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • K.B. ALADELUSI Department of Banking and Finance, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Intention, Education, Polytechnic

Abstract

This study was undertaken to explore the entrepreneurial intention of Polytechnic Students in Nigeria with case study of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro.  The population for the study was all students from various department undergoing entrepreneurship education/training in the polytechnics in south-west Nigeria. The sample size for the study is 3000 respondents. The respondent were selected by using simple random sampling. Logistic regression model was used for the hypothesis tested.  The two environmental factors examined were Family environment and Nigeria environment.  The impact/significant of these factors were examined to know how they can impact on students entrepreneurship intention.  The study revealed that parental entrepreneurship skill directly influence students’ entrepreneurial intention and that opportunities that exist in Nigeria affect students’ entrepreneurial intention.  Hence, the researcher suggest that schools should involve the services of psychologist and motivational speakers in Nigeria entrepreneurship curriculum in order to work on the students’ reasoning mentality about entrepreneurship.

Published
2017-12-31