Perceived Influence of Entrepreneurship Education Methods on Economic Security in Cross River State

Dr Stephen Bepeh Undie, Dr Ezekiel Usip Mfon, Lydia Ochuole Ogbudu, Ubong Edet Uko & Joseph Ogbaji Ebiale


This study investigated the perception of how methods of entrepreneurial education predict the level of economic security in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State. It was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses, tested at a significant level of 0.05. The research design was a survey. The study had 350 participants.  A 40-item “Entrepreneurship Education and Economic Security Questionnaire” (EEESQ) was validated by five experts from the University of Calabar and used in data collection. The EEESQ was pilot tested on 30 respondents who were not a part of the study sample. In order to evaluate the consistency of the EEESQ, Cronbach Alpha statistics were used, and they yielded reliability values of 0.84 and 0.80 for the independent and dependent variables, respectively. Three hundred and fifty respondents responded to the instrument, which was administered. In order to find the answers to the study questions and test the hypotheses, data were analyzed using linear regression analysis at the significant level of .05. The study discovered that experiential and transdisciplinary teaching strongly predict economic security. It was recommended that educators at various stages should introduce students to real-world scenarios when teaching entrepreneurship education.

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