ATTITUDES OF UNDERGRADUATES OF SOCIAL STUDIES UNIT TOWARDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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ATTITUDES OF UNDERGRADUATES OF SOCIAL STUDIES UNIT TOWARDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Abstract

This study x-rayed the   attitudes of undergraduates of Social Studies Unit towards entrepreneurship education in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Four research questions were posed to guide the study. Survey research design was used for the study. The population for this study consisted of 151 (one hundred and fifty-one) students of Social Studies Unit of the Department of Arts and Social Science Education, Ebonyi State University. There was no sampling since the population was sizeable enough to be surveyed. Based on the analysis of the data collected for the study, results showed amongst others that; Environmental factors, such as Favourable government policy, rules and regulations influence students’ attitude towards entrepreneurship education in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Based on the findings, recommendations were made that: Lecturers teaching entrepreneurship education need to be more specific on the sources of finance available to students and how exactly they can access these funds.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE    i

APPROVAL  ii

DEDICATION  iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  iv

Abstract vi

TABLE OF CONTENTS  vii

LIST OF THE TABLES  ix

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION  1

Background to the Study  1

Statement of the Problem   7

Purpose of the Study  8

Significance of the Study  9

Scope of the Study  10

Research Questions  11

 

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE  12

Conceptual Framework  13

The Concept of Entrepreneur  13

The Concept of Entrepreneurship  14

The Need for Entrepreneurship Education  20

The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Equipping Students  22

Self-Efficacy and its Influence on Students Attitudes towards Entrepreneurship Education  25

Influence of Environmental factors on entrepreneurial Attitudes of students  27

Influence of Demographic characteristics on Students’ Attitude towards Entrepreneurship Education  31

Influence of Entrepreneurship curriculum at the university on students’ attitude towards entrepreneurship education. 34

Review of Related Empirical Studies  36

Summary of Reviewed Literature  38

CHAPTER THREE  42

METHODOLOGY   42

Research Design  42

Area of the Study  42

Population of the Study  43

Sample and Sampling Techniques  43

Instrument for Data Collection  43

Validation of the Instrument  44

Method of Data Collection  44

Method of Data Analysis  45

 

CHAPTER FOUR: Summary of Findings 50

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS, SUMMARY, CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS  51

Discussion of the Findings  51

Summary of the Study  54

Educational Implications of the Study  55

Conclusion  55

Recommendations  56

Suggestions for Further Research  57

REFERENCES  58

APPENDIX  66

 

 

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