DIGITAL SKILL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOURS OF BUSINESS EDUCATION POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS IN SOUTH-SOUTH UNIVERSITIES OF NIGERIA
Keywords:Digital Skills, Entrepreneurial Behaviour, Business Start-Up,
The study ascertained the relationship between Digital Skills and Entrepreneurial Behaviours of Business Education Postgraduate Students in Selected South-South Universities of Nigeria. Using the correlational research design, the study was guided by ten research questions and ten corresponding null hypotheses. The population of the Study consisted of 304 Post Graduate Business Education Students from South-South Universities. (University of Calabar;62, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education;92 Rivers State University; 114, University of Uyo;36). A source was from the different departmental offices of the various institutions. The sample of the study was 304 using the census sampling technique. A Self- structured questionnaire titled Digital Citizenship and Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Business Education Students Questionnaire (DCEBBESQ) was used for the study. To establish the validity and reliability of the instrument, a pre-test was conducted on a population not used for the study and their responses were computed using Cronbach’s alpha test. The co-efficient obtained ranged from 0.78-0.86 suggesting satisfactory internal consistency reliability. Pearson Moment Correlation was used to answer the research questions and test the hypothesis all the hypotheses at a 0.05 level of significance using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Findings showed that there was a strong positive relationship between Digital Skills and Entrepreneurial behaviour among Business Education Postgraduate Students in the selected South-South Universities in Nigeria. The study concluded that digital skills positively correlated with entrepreneurial behaviour. Based on the findings, it was recommended amongst others that Business Education Lecturers should emphasize the importance of digital citizenship in the business education curriculum. This will help students develop a sense of responsible behaviour while using digital tools/ technologies. Also, Business educators should upskill via workshops, and training to sensitize the students on the importance of digital identification in fostering entrepreneurial skills.