Entrepreneurial Inclination among Ghanaian University Students: The Case of University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Lebbaeus Asamani, Abigail Opoku Mensah


This study examined the level of entrepreneurial inclination among Ghanaian university students. It explored whether the academic programmes read by students and certain personal characteristics have any influence on entrepreneurial inclination. 520 final year students of the University of Cape Coast, reading various programmes were randomly sampled for the study. The design employed for the study was the descriptive survey and questionnaire was used for the data collection. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the data analyses. These included percentages and frequencies, regression analysis and one way analysis of variance. The results of the study indicate that generally, Ghanaian students have high level of entrepreneurial inclination. However, students' age, gender and academic programmes were found to have no significant effect on their entrepreneurial inclination. Meanwhile, students' personal characteristics such as leadership attributes, task performance attitude, achievement attitude and risk taking attributes, were found to have positive influence on their entrepreneurial inclination. The findings from the study were discussed in relation to the related literature reviewed.

Keywords: entrepreneurial inclination, personal characteristics, academic programmes.

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