Developing Entrepreneurship Culture among University Students in South-South, Nigeria

Authors

  • B. A. Akuegwu
  • F. D. Nwi-ue

Abstract

Entrepreneurship has become very relevant in the light of the present challenges of unemployment among the youths in Nigeria. It is an antidote to joblessness and youth restiveness. For entrepreneurship to produce the desired result, it must have a culture, which needs to be developed. This survey-designed study investigated the developing of entrepreneurship culture for global relevance among university students in South-South Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to give direction to this investigation. Graduating students of regular programme in federal universities in South-South constituted the population. Stratified random sampling technique was used in drawing 340 of them to form the sample size. An instrument called “Students’ Entrepreneurship Culture Development Questionnaire (SECDQ)” constructed by the researchers was used for data collection. Data collected were analysed statistically using Descriptive Statistics (Mean Rating), Population t-test of single mean and Independent t-test statistical techniques. Findings showed that University of Benin had the highest inclination to develop entrepreneurship culture among students. University students had the propensity to develop their exposure to occupational experience most. University development of entrepreneurship culture among students is significantly low. Developing of entrepreneurship culture among university students is significantly influence by gender. It was therefore recommended that universities should exert more efforts in developing entrepreneurship culture among her students by making entrepreneurship education more practical oriented.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p315

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Published

2016-03-08

How to Cite

Akuegwu, B. A., & Nwi-ue, F. D. (2016). Developing Entrepreneurship Culture among University Students in South-South, Nigeria. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 7(2 S1), 315. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/8903