Entrepreneurial Intentions of Final Year Library and Information Science Students, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

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Olubukola Oluyemisi Ajiboye

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The study investigated the entrepreneurial intentions of final year Library and Information Science (LIS) students at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. This study aimed at investigating the influence of attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control on the entrepreneurial intention of LIS Students using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). This became eminent in the light of government efforts of encouraging graduates to become self-reliant upon graduation. Three hypotheses guided the study.  The study adopted a survey research design and a questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. The population of the study comprised 85 final year LIS students and total enumeration as a sampling technique. The study showed that there was a positive significant relationship between Attitude towards the behaviour, a significant positive and moderate relationship between subjective norm and entrepreneurial intention.  This study also showed a significant positive and moderate relationship between entrepreneurship perceived behavioral control and entrepreneurial intention. The study recommended the establishment of mentor-mentee entrepreneurship programs among students that would strengthen entrepreneurial intentions among students. Likewise, the government should provide access to business loans through micro-finance banks to encourage students to embark on business ventures even before graduation.

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AJIBOYE, Olubukola Oluyemisi. Entrepreneurial Intentions of Final Year Library and Information Science Students, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Zambia Journal of Library & Information Science (ZAJLIS ), ISSN: 2708-2695, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 1-13, dec. 2021. ISSN 2708-2695. Available at: <https://zajlis.unza.zm/index.php/journal/article/view/64>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2022.
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