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THE PERCEPTION OF FUTURE DECISION MAKERS ON THE BUILDING PROFESSION

Afolabi, A.O. and Oyeyipo, Opeyemi (2017) THE PERCEPTION OF FUTURE DECISION MAKERS ON THE BUILDING PROFESSION. Malaysian Construction Research Journal, 21 (1). pp. 55-73. ISSN 1985 - 3807

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Abstract

Out of all the professionals involved in the built environment, the most misunderstood is the Professional Builder. To avoid the dearth of the profession and ensure a sustainable profession, the study as a social judgment aims to assess the building profession in the eyes of future decision makers in Nigeria. Through a purposive sampling method, a structured questionnaire was distributed to two hundred and thirty-six (236) final year students of selected private and public universities in Lagos and Ogun state, Nigeria, termed as future decision makers. Using SPSS 17.0, descriptive and inferential statistics test such as Mean Score, Analysis of Variance and Factor analysis were used for the study. The results of this study indicated that future decision makers in the selected institutions in Nigeria had very little awareness of major and evolving roles of the professional builder. In conclusion, two (2) major areas can influence the popularity of the profession which are the Student/Professional builders’ participation and the Professional Associations. The study developed a framework to ensure the sustainability of the profession by influencing the awareness level of future decision makers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Profession, Future decision makers, Professional Association, Social Judgment, Sustainability
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 15:53
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 15:53
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8106

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