ERIC Number: EJ1004184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Reference Count: 4
Correlates of Unemployed Graduates' Perceptions of the Importance of Entrepreneurial Education in Poverty Alleviation in Cross River State, Nigeria
Ekuri, E. E.; Alade, F. O.; Sule, M.; Odigwe, F. N.
Research in Education, v89 p82-84 May 2013
Drawing from the empirical research on unemployment among young graduates and the question of economic relevance of curricula of the tertiary education in Nigeria, this investigation was carried out to answer the following research question: Will unemployed graduates' perceptions of the importance of entrepreneurial education in poverty alleviation depend significantly on the basis of length of time of unemployment, their discipline, their area of job aspiration and the type of institution attended? The results indicated that overall, discipline, length of time of unemployment, area of job aspiration and institution attended significantly influence registered unemployed graduates' perception of the importance of entrepreneurial education in poverty alleviation in Cross River State. Unemployed graduates used in this study viewed entrepreneurial education as very useful in poverty reduction. Study discipline, length of time of unemployment, area of job aspiration and institution attended are critical in influencing the views of unemployed graduates on the importance of entrepreneurial education in poverty alleviation. Entrepreneurial education should be introduced and made compulsory at all levels of the educational system.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Unemployment, Attitudes, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration Education, Poverty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria