ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION AMONG POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF SELF- EFFICACY AND SOCIAL NETWORKS

Kehinde Aderemi OJEWUMI

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This study was carried out to examine the role of self-efficacy and social networks on entrepreneurial intention among polytechnic students in Ile – Ife,Osun state, Nigeria. Theory of Planned Behaviour was used as a theoretical framework for this study. A survey design was adopted. The data for this study was collected in 2018 using a purposive sampling technique, where 240 students (81 females and 159 males) with age range between 21–35 years (M = 23.61, SD = 2.63) were selected from one polytechnic. Inferential statistics (t-test for independent measure) was used to test the hypotheses in this study. Result showed that participants with high self-efficacy showed higher level of entrepreneurial intention than those with low self-efficacy. Similarly, those with high social network showed significantly higher level of entrepreneurial intention than those with low social network. This study concludes that self-efficacy and social network play important roles in students’ intention for entrepreneurship.

 


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Entrepreneurial intentions, self-efficacy, social networking, polytechnic students

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