Entrepreneurship Education and Attitude of Undergraduate Students to Self Employment in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Egunsola Abraham Olawuyi Emmanuel, Dazala I.U., Daniel J. D.

Abstract


This paper explores entrepreneurship education (EE) and attitude of undergraduate students to self employment intentions. The study adopted a survey design and was based on three theories; namely, cause and effect, pragmatism and social learning theory of career choice. The population of the study was 5000 undergraduate students; a sample size of 370 was determined using Taro Yamane’s formula for finite population and was drawn using stratified sampling technique. Seven research questions were raised for the study. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire titled Entrepreneurship Education and Self Employment Intentions Questionnaire (EESEIQ). The data collected were analyzed using frequency counts and percentages. Findings highlight that exposure to EE is beneficial, it influenced self employment intentions of tertiary students; it enriched their knowledge on starting and owning business, and changed their perception about self-employment. It was recommended that EE should be included into the curricula of all educational institutions in Nigeria.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, Undergraduate, Self-employment


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