Predictors of Technopreneurship Engagement Among Nigerian Undergraduates in an Emerging Society 5.0: Policy Imperatives

Maruff Akinwale Oladejo, Ayotunde Adebayo, Olusola Angelina Thomas

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This study investigated some predictors namely technological attitudes, skills, and knowledge (t-ASK) in relation to technopreneurship engagement among Nigerian undergraduates in an Emerging Society 5.0. The descriptive research design was used. The study was piloted by two research questions and one null hypothesis. The target population comprised all 44, 183 undergraduates at the University of Lagos, out of which 336 were selected through stratified random sampling technique. A self-designed, validated, and reliable instrument (r=.88) entitled “Technopreneurship Engagement Scale (TES)” was used for data collection. Methods of data analysis were Multiple Regression and Independent t-test. Findings showed that the joint contributions of  t-ASK to the variance in technopreneurship engagement  was 11.3%. Finding further showed that  technological  attitudinal made the highest contribution (β=.219), followed by technological  knowledge (β=.137), and then, technological skills (β=.-087) to the variance in technopreneurship engagement.There was also significant difference in technopreneurship engagement among male and female Nigerian undergraduates ((t=-2.376; df=334, p<.05). Selected predictors are ‘sine qua non’ to successful technopreneurship engagement among Nigerian undergraduates. We therefore recommend among others that students should be encouraged to develop positive technological attitudes towards technopreneurship which made the highest relative and significant contribution.


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Technological Attitudes, Technological Knowledge,Technological Skills, Technopreneurship Engagement

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/um041v17i1p1-8

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