PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC FACTORS AS DETERMINANTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA
Mafikuyomi, Joseph Adekunle; Afolabi, Oluwatunmise Ayo & Araoye Adeola
This paper was carried out to examine personal and academic factors as determinants of entrepreneurial intention for sustainable development among undergraduates in Oyo State. Two (2) research questions guided the study and the descriptive survey design was adopted. The population of the study comprised 2,300 Business Education students and 10% totaling 230 respondents form the sample size of this study. A structured questionnaire titled personal and Academic factors as Determinants of Entrepreneurial intention for Sustainable Development among Undergraduates Questionnaire (PADESDUQ) validated by three (3) experts was used for data collection. The pilot study conducted yielded a split half reliability co-efficient of .89 which was high enough for the instrument to be considered reliable. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the research questions. The findings revealed that personal and academic factors are determinants of entrepreneurial intention for sustainable development. Based on the findings of the study it was recommended among others that students should be acquitted with positive attitudes from their lecturers to promote their intention in business system and that government should make appropriate policies and provide the enabling environment that will enhance entrepreneurial intentions among students.