Business Education as a Predictor of Socio-Economic Security in Niger Delta States
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Business
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 20-27
Received: Feb. 8, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 14, 2019; Published: Apr. 12, 2019
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Ikpesu Oghenerukevwe Christian, Department of Business Education, Faculty of Technical and Science Education, Rivers State University, Portharcourt, Nigeria
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The cross-sectional research conducted explained the predictive influence of business education as key indicators of socio-economic security and national development in the oil-rich Niger Delta States. Sample of 250 graduate students in public-owned universities in five states were sampled through cluster sampling technique. The constructed survey instrument rated scale was pilot tested using Spearman Rank Order statistics to obtain 0.78 reliability coefficients. Descriptive and inferential statistics were adopted to analyze quantitative data while the hypotheses tested with regression at p<0.05 level of significance to determine influence of employable competencies, socio-economic value of business education and economic security representing the response variables in the study. The findings thus revealed financial literacy, applied knowledge, higher order thinking employable competencies for enhanced capacity of graduate students through the various learning experiences. Again, higher wages, healthy living, greater life satisfaction, assurance for advancement, social relations identified as socio-economic values guarantees their economic security. Business education employable competencies, socio-economic values were found to have partial associations with economic security variables in the Niger Delta States. It was therefore concluded that young adults which are basically source of insecurity in the region should refocus their latent abilities to productive career development in business education in order to be successful in life. The various governments should equally organize regional education summit that will address challenges of insecurity and lay the solid foundation for economic growth.
Education, Niger Delta, Business Education, Economic Security
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Ikpesu Oghenerukevwe Christian, Business Education as a Predictor of Socio-Economic Security in Niger Delta States, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Business. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 20-27. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtab.20190501.13
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