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ICT INFORMAL SECTOR JOBS AND SATISFACTION AMONG THE YOUTHS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Onabanjo, B. M. and Adewusi, O. A. and Kalejaiye, O. P. (2017) ICT INFORMAL SECTOR JOBS AND SATISFACTION AMONG THE YOUTHS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA. In: CUCEN 2017, Covenant University, Ota.

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Abstract

The youths are the greatest assets of any nation. However in Nigeria, one of the vital socio-economic challenges in Nigeria is youth unemployment. In a quick reaction to this milieu, the informal sectors have been a veritable avenue to provide economic opportunities to the teaming youth. However, most past studies have focused on job satisfaction in the formal sector, while few have evaluated how informal sector jobs meets the entrepreneur needs, wants, or expectations – satisfaction, especially from the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) angle. Against this background, the study examined ICT Informal Sector Jobs and Satisfaction among the Youths in Osun State, Nigeria. Institutional theory was adopted to give theoretical explanation to issues of interest. Data was gathered among 168 youths who were purposively selected for the study through questionnaire administration. Findings revealed that engagement in ICT informal sector jobs have positively influence youth job satisfaction. The study concluded that, though ICT informal sector jobs play a positive role in youths job satisfaction, however, those who venture into sale of phones and its accessories were more satisfied than others. As a result of this, this study suggests that governmental organisations, non- governmental organisation and other concern bodies should encourage Nigerian youths, through the provision of funds, to venture into ICT informal sector jobs, especially sale of phones and sale of phone accessories as they increase youth wellbeing, enhance nature of work and gives a positive feeling towards their jobs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 20:03
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 20:03
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10348

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