Lawrence Femi Ademiluyi



In the wake of the introduction of entrepreneurship education as a compulsory course for all Nigerian polytechnic students irrespective of discipline, the paper sought to determine the influence of entrepreneurship education on polytechnic students’ entrepreneurial motivation, self-efficacy and intention. The study employed descriptive survey design; 224 graduating class students constituted the study sample. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. A 45-item structured questionnaire was the research instrument. The result was analyzed with mean rating and standard deviation while the null hypothesis was tested with regression analysis. The study revealed that entrepreneurship education has exercised great influence on entrepreneurial motivation, self efficacy and entrepreneurial intention, with a large number of respondents expressing preference for entrepreneurial vocation if support facilities are put in place. The paper concluded that entrepreneurship education has had a significant positive impact on entrepreneurial aspirations. It finally recommended that functional support system should be put in place to harness the new enthusiasm for entrepreneurship in Nigerian youths.


Keywords:Entrepreneurship education, self-efficacy, entrepreneurial motivation, entrepreneurship intention.


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