FAMILY ENTREPRENEURIAL BACKGROUND AND JOB-SEEKERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES IN CALABAR METROPOLIS OF CROSS RIVE R STATE, NIGERIA

Ngban, Anthony Ntol Ph.D & Abang, Kingsley Bekom Ph.D

Abstract

The study examined family entrepreneurial background and job-seekers’ involvement in entrepreneurial activities in Calabar Metropolis of Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the aim of this study, one hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. Literature was reviewed accordingly. Survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample of two hundred (200) respondents was used for the study. The selection was done through the simple random sampling techniques. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The instrument was subjected to face validation by experts in research and statistics. The reliability estimate of the instrument was established through split-half reliability method. Independent t-test analysis was adopted to test the study hypothesis. The hypothesis was tested at .05 level of significance and the result of the analysis revealed that family entrepreneurial background significantly¬† influences¬† job-seekers’ involvement in entrepreneurial activities. Based on the results and findings of the study, it was recommended that there should be a restructuring of our educational curriculum in order to accommodate entrepreneurship education which should be made compulsory at all levels of education.

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