Efficacy of Entrepreneurship Education, Intraprenuership and Students’ Career Reflections

  • Solomon Akpoviroro Kowo
  • Adeleke ObaAdenuga Olusegun
  • Olufemi Amos Akinbola
  • Tolulope Olaoluwa Taiwo

Abstract

Entrepreneurship Education has emerged as an area of research. However, despite the substantial growth in these impact studies over recent years, the empirical findings remain mixed, conflicting and inconclusive. Moreover, when career outcomes are addressed in impact studies, the focus is on entrepreneurship as a career, while Entrepreneurship Education (EE), broader career implications remain unexplored. The objectives of the study are to investigate the effects of Participation in Entrepreneurship Education on Career reflection and also to examine the effect of Students Intentions on Entrepreneurship and Intraprenuership. 110 copies of questionnaire were administered to the employees of Center for Entrepreneurship Studies of three Universities in Nigeria; they are (i) Center for Entrepreneurship Kwara State University Malete Nigeria (ii) Center for Entrepreneurship Lagos State University Nigeria (iii) Center for Entrepreneurship Ogun State University Nigeria to get primary data that treated and tested appropriate research questions and hypotheses accordingly. Analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation efficient and regression analysis was employed. The yamane formula was used to determine the sample size. The study found out that Participation in Entrepreneurship Education affect Career reflection and Students Intentions affect Entrepreneurship and Intraprenuership. The findings revealed that Entrepreneurship Education is career exploration intervention that enables career reflection on career choice and future work selves. When students take part in Entrepreneurship Education, it can potentially be a process of transformational learning. The study recommend Entrepreneurship Education as a career reflection, this impact will have implications for students’ future careers. Consequently, Entrepreneurship Education has the potential to impact how students behave in their future careers and how they reflect upon these.
Published
2021-07-15
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Articles