Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy and Social Skills as Determinants of Social Studies Preservice Teachers’ Attitude to Entrepreneurship Education in Southwestern Nigeria
This study investigated entrepreneurial self-efficacy and social skills among Social Studies pre-service teachers in southwestern Nigeria. The multistage procedure was used. Three states (Lagos, Ogun and Oyo) that had both federal and state colleges of education were purposively selected from southwestern Nigeria. Six colleges of education (two per state-one federal and one state) were purposively selected). The purposive sampling technique was used to select 600 social studies pre-service teachers (100 per college). The instruments used were Entrepreneurial Social Skills (r = 0.79) and Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy (r = 0.89) scales. Data Collected were coded and analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient and each of the research questions was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy (r = .310), had positive relationships with their attitude to entrepreneurial concepts in social studies and it also revealed that pre-service teachers’
social skills (r = 0.120) had positive weak relationships with their attitude to entrepreneurial concepts in social studies. Based on these findings, it is recommended that lecturers should pay attention to these factors for improved learning outcomes in Entrepreneurship Education among Social Studies Preservice teachers.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, pre-service teachers, Self-efficacy, Social skills, Social studies