ACTIVE LISTENING COMMUNICATION SKILLS COMPETENCY AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS IN SOUTH-SOUTH, NIGERIA
Keywords:Active Listening, Financial Management, Mentor Mentee Relationship
This study ascertains the relationship between active listening and financial management of business. The population of the study consisted of 1538 Business Education lecturers and final year students in south- south universities, Nigeria, with a sample size of 306 respondents using Krejcie and Morgan formula for sample size determination. Questionnaire was formulated on four point rating scale to elicit data from the respondents. Pearson product moment correlation (PPMC) was used to answer the research questions and test the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that there is a positive relationship between active listening and financial management of Business in south-south, Nigeria with business environment having a positive moderating effect on the relationship. This study thus concluded that mentor-mentee skills competencies is a strong antecedent and undisputable energetic for enhancing entrepreneurial development of Businessin south-south, Nigeria. Based on the findings of the study it was recommended among others that Government and relevant concerned stakeholders should develop an effective and efficient mentorship programme which will enhance mentor-mentee skills competencies and entrepreneurial development in Nigeria thus enhance the economy positively.