The Impact of Gender on the Entrepreneurial Start-Up Activities of Selected Obafemi Awolowo University Students
Authors: Olaposi, T. O., Binuyo, G. O. & Ayanlade, O. S.
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Student entrepreneurship is now a common phenomenon in universities both in developed and developing countries. In Nigeria, research on student’s entrepreneurship is still on-going. This study assessed the impact of gender on the entrepreneurial activities of 272 students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Family background, source of motivation, type of business, source of capital, and factors influencing non-involvement in business of some students were investigated. Results suggest that more males are involved in business than female students. Other results suggest that there are differences between the entrepreneurial activities of male and female students but most of the differences are not significant. However, a strong association was found between gender and lack of business flair among those that were not involved in business.