ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS AND CAREER MOTIVATION FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP PRACTICE IN CLOTHING AND TEXTILES BY STUDENTS OF HOME ECONOMICS IN FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA
Keywords:Entrepreneurship, motivation, Home Economics, awareness, clothing and textiles.
The paper focused on the awareness and career motivation for entrepreneurship practice in clothing and textiles by students of Home Economics in Federal College of Education, Zaria. The study adopted the survey research design. Two objectives and two research questions and one null hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The population for the study was NCE 3 and 400 level `students of Home Economics Education in Federal College of Education, Zaria. A total of seventy-five students were purposively sampled. A researcher designed questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. The results showed that the respondents have a fair knowledge of the entrepreneurship opportunities available in-Home Economics. The average level of awareness was 42% and many of the respondents would like to take up entrepreneurship in clothing and textiles if the motivating factors are put in place. The hypothesis test revealed that level of awareness has a negatively strong relationship -0.712 with motivation factors for entrepreneurship practice among students of Home Economics in FCE, Zaria. The study concluded that the school curriculum through the clothing and textiles related courses made provision for the students to take up entrepreneurship opportunities in clothing and textiles. The paper recommended amongst others that successful entrepreneurs should be involved in curriculum planning.