TEACHERS’ WORK ATTITUDE AS CORRELATE OF STUDENTS’ DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IMO STATE
Keywords:Work Attitude, Correlate, Development, Entrepreneurship, Skills
The study investigated teachers' work attitude as correlate of students’ development of entrepreneurial skill in public secondary schools in Imo State. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study was 5,248 teachers of public secondary schools in Imo state while the sample size which was selected through random sampling was 2,846 teachers. The instrument used to elicit responses from the respondents was a 15-item structured questionnaire that were patterned in two clusters. Cluster A was on the influence of teachers’ work attitude on students’ development of entrepreneurial skills while cluster B centered on the impediments against students’ development of entrepreneurial skills. Mean was used to answer the research questions. Mean rating from 2.50 and above was regarded as agreed while mean rating less than 2.50 was regarded as disagreed. The null hypothesis was rejected when the p-value obtained was less than the significance level of 0.05. Whereas a null hypothesis was not rejected if the p-value obtained was greater 0.05 significant level. The finding of the study among others was that poor funding of education is affecting entrepreneurship education in the state. It was then recommended that government should increase their funding of education to enable heads of schools procure equipment required to impact entrepreneurship training or education on the students.
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