Risk taking propensity, entrepreneurship culture, perceived business environment and entrepreneurial intention among tertiary students in Nigeria

Adima Julius Osaremen, (2016) Risk taking propensity, entrepreneurship culture, perceived business environment and entrepreneurial intention among tertiary students in Nigeria. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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"The main objective of this thesis is to address the problem of high rate of unemployment and poverty in Nigeria, universities and polytechnics producing graduates without favourable entrepreneurial qualities, yet no comesurate effort to create industry in the circumstance and the populations graduates in the country""s educational scenario is on the increase on yearly basis, thereby creating gap between employment and unemployment in the country. This major issues mark the beginning of the philosophy of creating job creator as a framework consciously designed by some passionate and committed individual. Aiming to address the problem of entrepreneurial intention at tertiary institutions of higher learning. Various countries and governments around the world have launched dedicated efforts to align the economic power sharing through the creation of job creators rather than job seekers among tertiary students of higher learning to curb unemployment problem in the country. By mandating a school of business and management housing entrepreneurship education in higher educational institutions to promote effectively and enhance the entrepreneurial intention of the students. This study aim to investigate the influence of independent variables in promoting entrepreneurial intention among tertiary students in Nigeria, by examining the impacts the entrepreneurship education variables have on the entrepreneurial intention. And also, to examine perceived favorable business environment moderation on the relationship between entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intention among tertiary students, as investigated. The respondent of this study constitutes 642 students from universities and polytechnics taking entrepreneurships tudies in Nigeria.S tructuredq uestionnairei nstrument is used for this study in examining the population. And of which 600 usable questionnaires and subjectedt o data screeningm echanismth at eliminate7 3 outliers using Mahalanobis distance technics, yielding to 527 usable dataset of respondent for the study, as collected from six tertiary institutions stratified into three strata. The Partial Least SquareS tructuralE quationM odeling( PLS-SEM()c omprisingt he measurement model and the structural models) as a statistical tool used to analyze the data. The result revealed positive support for risk taking propensity, course content and cultural factor on the entrepreneurial intention among students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. And interestingly, the moderating effect of perceived importance of favorable business environment was reported to have a positive influence on the relationship between the risk-taking propensity, to entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intention of the student. Having showcased the direct effect of the bound variables and the moderating influence as well, the implications and conclusionsa re drawn, and recommendationso ffered towardst he ends of this work.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial intention, favorable business environment, job creator, job seekers and unemployment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2017 23:18
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 23:18
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17886

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