ENTREPRENEURIAL SELF-MOTIVATION SKILL ACQUISITION FOR SELF-SUSTAINABILITY BY POSTGRADUATE BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN RIVERS STATE
Department of Business Education
Rivers State University, Port Harcourt
Rivers State. Nigeria
The study ascertained the level of acquisition of entrepreneurial self-motivation skill by post-graduate business education students for self-sustainability in Rivers State. One research question was posed for the study and one hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design of the study was descriptive survey. A total of 298 business education postgraduate students in two Rivers State universities made up the population. The population consisted of 44 postgraduate business education students in Rivers State owned University and 254 postgraduate business education students in Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Rivers State. The instrument for the study was named: Entrepreneurial Self-motivation Skills Acquisition Questionnaire (ESSAQ). Three experts validated the instrument and a reliability test using Cronbach Alpha method yielded a score of 0.86 for internal consistency. The Mean rating and standard deviation were used to answer the research question while t-test for large group mean was used to test the hypothesis level of significance at 0.05. The findings of the study revealed that business education postgraduate students acquired moderate level of entrepreneurial self-motivation skills for self-sustainability. The findings of the study also revealed that the postgraduate business education students in Rivers State University and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education did not differ significantly regarding the level of acquisition of entrepreneurial self-motivation skills for self-sustainability. Based on the findings, conclusion was made that entrepreneurial self-motivation skill acquired by postgraduate business education students affect their level of self-sustainability and the author therefore recommended among others that entrepreneurship centres in universities or any other tertiary institutions in Nigeria must be equipped and utilized to assist these institutions to bridge the gap created by the theoretical nature of entrepreneurial programmes in institutions. The author also recommended that the graduate students of business education must be able to maintain entrepreneurial traits by finding solution to problems that will arise when operating business ventures. The courage to continue the business will lead to success and self-sustainability.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Self-motivation skills, Acquisition, Business education and Self-sustainability
Wogboroma, N. (2022). Entrepreneurial Self- Motivation Skill Acquisition for Self-Sustainability by Postgraduate Business Education Students in Rivers State. African Journal of Business and Economic Development, 2(1), pp41-48. Available online at: https://www.ijaar.org/articles/ajbed/v2n1/ajbed-v2n1-Jan22-p2115.pdf.