Socioeconomic Factors as Predictors of Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Poultry Farm
This paper sets out to assess the effect of socioeconomic factors on the likelihood of respondent being a poultry farm
entrepreneur. The 275 poultry farms registered with the Livestock department of Delta State Ministry of Agriculture, Delta
State, Nigeria, was the population studied. Data on socio-economic characteristics of poultry farmers and their relationship with
the farms were collected with the aid of questionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics and binary
logistic regression. The results revealed that the ages of respondents ranged from 18 to 68 years with a mean of 43.91 years
and a standard deviation of 9.29; the age group 38 - 47 years had the highest frequency of poultry entrepreneurs (39.60%).
Majority of poultry operators (42.18%) had either a diploma or certificate of education. Other findings were that age, gender,
number of years of study and nature of parents?occupation were socio-economic factors which significantly affect the likelihood
of the respondent being a poultry farm entrepreneur. The authors recommend that entrepreneurial development programmes
should take cognizance of these factors in their design.
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