Analysis Of Entrepreneurial Attributes As Predictors Of Entrepreneurial Actions Among Students

  • C Okafor
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Attributes, Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Actions.


Entrepreneurial attributes such as desire for achievement, locus of control, risk taking propensity, proactiveness, tolerance for ambiguity, creativity and others have been viewed by several researchers as predictors of entrepreneurial actions. Relating these attributes to youth’s entrepreneurship, this paper is aimed to examine the relationship between entrepreneurial attributes and actions among students. The study is carried out among the students of Covenant University Ota, in Ogun State, Nigeria. Primary and secondary sources were used in collecting the data. It was discovered that there is positive relationship between students’ entrepreneurial attributes such as risks taking propensity, futuristic in taking decisions, desire for independence and freedom, creative and innovativeness and their entrepreneurial action. Based on this, it was recommended that efforts should be made to introduce entrepreneurship as a compulsory course in Nigerian schools and colleges so as to transfer the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to students through effective entrepreneurship education for their self-reliance and self employment during and after graduation from school.

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