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Analysis of Entrepreneurial Attributes as Predictors of Entrepreneurial Actions among Students

Moses, Chinonye, Love (2009) Analysis of Entrepreneurial Attributes as Predictors of Entrepreneurial Actions among Students. In: African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. African Society of the Psychological Study of Social Issues., Federal Republic of Nigeria, pp. 136-149. ISBN 987 - 8095 27 - 5

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Entrepreneurial attributes such as desire for achievement, locus of control, risk taking propensity, proactiveness, tolerance for ambiguity, creativity and others have been viewed by several researchers as predictors of entrepreneurial actions. Relating these attributes to youth's entrepreneurship, this paper is aimed to examine the relationship between entrepreneurial attributes and actions among students. The study is carried out among the students of Covenant University Ota, in Ogun State, Nigeria. Primary and secondary sources were used in collecting the data. It was discovered that there is positive relationship between students' entrepreneurial attributes such as risks taking propensity, futuristic in taking decisions, desire for independence and freedom, creative and innovativeness and their entrepreneurial action. Based on this, it was recommended that efforts should be made to introduce entrepreneurship as a compulsory course in Nigerian schools and colleges so as to transfer the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to students through effective entrepreneurship education for their self-reliance and self employment during and after graduation from school.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Attributes, Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Actions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 12:47
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 09:11

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