Self-Concept Traits and Entrepreneurial Orientation as Predictors of Students’ Academic Performance

Iro-Idoro, Charlottee Bose and Ayodele, Kolawole and Jolaade, Isaac Akindele (2009) Self-Concept Traits and Entrepreneurial Orientation as Predictors of Students’ Academic Performance. In: 1st National Conference of School of Applied Science, Monday 26th – Friday 30th October, 2009, Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Multipurpose Hall.

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A descriptive research approach was used to determine the prediction of self-concept trait and entrepreneurial orientation on students‟ academic performance. The sample consisted of two hundred private secondary school students in Sagamu LGA. Data was collected through a combination of self-developed questionnaire tagged "self-concept traits questionnaire” and “Students‟ Entrepreneurial Orientation Index” respectively. The data obtained was analyzed using multiple regression analysis, correlation co-efficient and z-test statistical tools at 5% error margin. Results indicated significant prediction of the independent variables on the criterion variable; self-concept was a potent predictor of academic performance; gender difference was observed in the self-concept trait of the students; and no gender difference was recorded in the entrepreneurial behavior and academic performance of the students. It was recommended that effective school-based guidance programme should be used in enhancing the self-concept, self-efficacy and self-esteem of the students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Miss Ann Orjime
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 16:27
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 16:27

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