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Entrepreneurial Characteristics of Architecture and Building Students in Nigeria: A Case of Covenant University.

Tunji-Olayeni, P .F (2013) Entrepreneurial Characteristics of Architecture and Building Students in Nigeria: A Case of Covenant University. In: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building. Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania , pp. 295-304. ISBN 9780784412909

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The Nigerian government has a mandate to create five million jobs annually within the next three years and establish more skills acquisition centres. Although, the existing universities in Nigeria can influence the development of entrepreneurial skills, entrepreneurship had been considered a subject mainly for students with predominantly business background. Nowadays, entrepreneurship is gaining much ground even among other disciplines with a non- business background. The aim of this research is to compare the entrepreneurial characteristics of architecture and building students of Covenant University. A sample of 115 Covenant University students comprising of 59 architecture students and 56 Building students responded to a 10-item questionnaire. Data was analyzed using Mann-Whitney test. The findings revealed that there is no statistically significant difference between the entrepreneurial characteristics of creativity, self-confidence/awareness, risk - taking propensity and need for achievement of architecture and building students. A different finding was however revealed under the entrepreneurial characteristic of market knowledge. Although Covenant University is already empowering all its graduates entrepreneurially to contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the country, other educators should incorporate into their curriculum elements that enhance the development of entrepreneurial characteristics because it is imperative for self-employment and employment career path.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Architecture, Building, Covenant University, Entrepreneurial Characteristics, Students.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Aderonke Olufunke Asaolu
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 20:58
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 20:58

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