ATTITUDE TYPE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS OF UNDERGRADUATES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
In Nigeria, changing the mindset of university graduates from employee-oriented to entrepreneurial mindset is a major step being taken by both government and tertiary institutions for the purpose of curbing unemployment and promoting economic development. Achieving this objective has however been found to be a function of attitude type being formulated and held by the university students while still in university. This study examined the effect of attitude type on entrepreneurial intentions of undergraduates in public and private universities in Ogun state, Nigeria. A survey of one hundred and ninety nine final year students were randomly selected from three universities their responses were analysed using Multiple Regression Analysis. Findings revealed that 84% variation in entrepreneurship intentions is explained by both affective and instrumental attitude (F1, 196 = 538.44; R2 = 0.846; P < 0.000) where affective attitude (t = 5.50; P <0.05) was highly significant. The study concluded that university undergrdauates will have high entrepreneurial intention when given chance to undergo course of their interest. It was recommended that parents be admonished to desist from compelling their wards to study courses that are not of their choice.
Entrepreneurial Intentions, Affective Attitude, Instrumental Attitude, Controlled Events, Informational Events