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Psycho-Demographic Precipitants of Entrepreneurial Intention among Schooling Adolescents and Youths in Makurdi Metropolis: A Pathway for Developing Interventions

Eyisi I. Meek

Abstract: This study investigated the psycho-demographic precipitants of entrepreneurial intention among youths and adolescents in Makurdi metropolis, Benue state Nigeria. Considering learned helplessness, self-concept clarity, ambiguity to tolerance and gender as independent variables and entrepreneurial intention as dependent variable data were collected using appropriate standardized scales from 860 participants who were selected through a stratified sampling technique. The results of the analysis showed that learned helplessness, self-concept clarity and ambiguity tolerance have significant joint and independent prediction on entrepreneurial intention, with learned helplessness showing the strongest prediction (though negative relationship). Further results showed that there was a significant gender difference on entrepreneurial intention with males reporting higher entrepreneurial intention than their female counterparts. Consequently, these findings thus have great implications for entrepreneurial practice and interventions, in this light the implications and recommendations were thus presented in this paper.

Keywords: Learned Helplessness, Self-Concept Clarity, Ambiguity Tolerance, Gender & Entrepreneurial Intention.

Country: Nigeria, Subject Area: Psychology

Pages: 1151 - 1157

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Eyisi I. Meek, "Psycho-Demographic Precipitants of Entrepreneurial Intention among Schooling Adolescents and Youths in Makurdi Metropolis: A Pathway for Developing Interventions", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i3/show_abstract.php?id=18031903, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 1151 - 1157

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