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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 2)
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Animal-agriculture Based Entrepreneurship: Descriptive Norms, Perceived Economic Viability and Behavioural Intention among Final Year Agriculture Related Students in Ibadan, Nigeria

B. Osikabor, A.A. Adesope, A.G. Ibrahim, F.M. Ibrahim, O.F. Babayemi and B.T. Olatunji
Corresponding Author:  Fausat M. Ibrahim 

Key words:  Animal-agriculture, entrepreneurship, behavioural intention, descriptive norms, perceived economic viability, ,
Vol. 3 , (2): 87-93
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2010 September, 25 2010 October, 19 2011 March, 15
Abstract:

Agriculture and entrepreneurship are tools of salvaging poverty, especially among agriculturally educated youths. This study therefore investigated descriptive norms, perceived economic viability and behavioural intention regarding animal-agriculture based entrepreneurship among final year agriculture related students in Ibadan, Nigeria. Four hundred and twenty one copies of randomly administered questionnaires yielded data whose analysis reveal that a little above half of the respondents have ‘serious’ behavioural intention to engage animal-agriculture based entrepreneurship. Marital status, institutional category and discipline affiliation had significant effects on this behavioural intention (p<0.05) while gender did not (p>0.05). Age and descriptive norms are significantly related to this behavioural intention, but perceived economic viability is the best predictor of same (p<0.01). Being married, a college rather than a university student as well as being in animal-related discipline are associated with greater behavioural intention to engage in animal-agriculture based entrepreneurship.
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B. Osikabor, A.A. Adesope, A.G. Ibrahim, F.M. Ibrahim, O.F. Babayemi and B.T. Olatunji, 2011. Animal-agriculture Based Entrepreneurship: Descriptive Norms, Perceived Economic Viability and Behavioural Intention among Final Year Agriculture Related Students in Ibadan, Nigeria.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 3(2): 87-93.
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