Analysis of Students’ Attitudes toward Self-Employment Intention in Tertiary Institution in Nigeria


The paper analyzes students’ attitudes toward self-employment intention. Students have different traits which perhaps are responsible for shaping their attitudes. The decision to become self-employed is dependent on so many factors. People become self-employed either because they want to explore an existing opportunity or because there is limited paid employment opportunities. High unemployment rate among graduate is one of the major problems facing government of Nigeria at present. The recent effort by the governments at different levels to encourage youth to become self-employed is an indication of the resolve to redirect students’ attitudes toward self-self-employment in the country. At this stage, it is important to ascertain what influence the attitude of students and how they vary in their intention toward self-employment. Survey design was conducted to collect data from final year student of Higher National Diploma (HND) across four schools of Kano State Polytechnic. Correlation analysis and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were conducted to examine the relationship among the selected variables and to know the difference among the students on their self-employment intentions. It was found that the relationship between self-employment intentions with the students’ self-efficacy, innovativeness and risk taking propensity are positive, whereas self-employment intention negatively relates with the students’ locus of control. The study also reveals that there is no significant difference among students on their self-employment intentions.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Self-employment intention, Students’ attitude

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