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Influence of Personality Traits on Entrepreneurial Activity: A Study of Male and Female Students of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State

Moses, Chinonye, Love (2008) Influence of Personality Traits on Entrepreneurial Activity: A Study of Male and Female Students of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. Ikoro Jounrnal of the Institute of African Studies, 8 (1&2). pp. 41-54. ISSN 0046-859-2

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Abstract

The importance of entrepreneurship includes employment generation, poverty alleviation, wealth creation and economic vitality. Youths (male and female) need to be equipped with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills for self reliance and independence. As a result, entrepreneurship education has been as the best scheme that will help students to be fulfilled in life. However, empirical evidence has shown that different factors are responsible for entrepreneurial tendencies in individuals. Upon this premise, the researcher decided to carry out this study to examine the influence of personality traits on entrepreneurial activities of male and female students of Covenant University. Both primary and secondary data were used for this study. The study revealed that different personality traits influence male and female students differently towards entrepreneurial action. Based on this finding, it was recommended that entrepreneurship education programme and curriculum should be designed in such a way that the different personality traits that influence students'decisions on issues related to entrepreneurship will be reflected in the programme.Efforts should also be made through organizing trainings and seminars on entrepreneurship in schools in order to encourage more female students towards developing skills that will enhance their entrepreneurial potentials.

Item Type: Article
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: 12 May 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 08:57
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2598

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