PERCEIVED ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS NEEDED TO COMBAT YOUTH RESTIVENESS IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • Abubakar Ammani Department of Vocational Education Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina State
  • B. E. Okoli Department of Business Education, Faculty of Education Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
  • Augustina Chinweoke Anyigor-Ogah Department of Business Education, Faculty of Education Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

Keywords:

Innovation, Communication, Skills, Youth, Restiveness

Abstract

The study was conducted to ascertain the perceived entrepreneurial innovation and communication skills needed to combat youth restiveness in Nigeria. The research was guided by two specific purposes, two research questions and two null hypotheses. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consist of three hundred and twenty-four (324) Business Education lecturers in Eleven (11) tertiary institutions in North-West of Nigeria. The sample size of the study comprised of 179 Business Educators (123 males and 56 females). A 4-point rating scale questionnaire titled “Perceived Entrepreneurial Skills Rating Scale” (PESRS) developed by the researcher was used as instrument for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts and further tested for reliability using Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient test. The result showed an overall reliability coefficient of 0.88. Data was analysed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions and t-test to test the research hypotheses at 0.05 Alpha level of significance. The findings revealed that the respondents strongly agreed the innovation and communication as entrepreneurial skills needed to combat youth restiveness. In addition, there is no significant difference in the mean score of Business Educators in Federal and State public institutions on strategic innovation skills needed; no significant difference in the mean score of male and female Business Educators on communication skills needed as entrepreneurial.

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Published

2024-02-01

How to Cite

Ammani , A., Okoli, B. E., & Anyigor-Ogah, A. C. (2024). PERCEIVED ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS NEEDED TO COMBAT YOUTH RESTIVENESS IN NIGERIA. African Journal of Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies, 11(1), 1-14. Retrieved from https://ajemates.org/index.php/ajemates/article/view/373