Impact of Vocational Skills Acquisition on Self Employability Readiness and Potentials among Unemployed Graduates in Delta State, Nigeria
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The study investigated the impact of vocational skills acquisition training on selfemployability readiness and potentials among unemployed graduates in Delta state. Descriptive survey and quasi experimental pre and post-test control group designs was adopted for the study. Multi-stage and Simple random sampling techniques were used to select 118 participants consisting of 64 male and 54 female participants drawn from three Local Government Areas out of one senatorial district in Delta State. Three research instruments were adapted and used to generate data for the study and they were: Perceived Skill Acquisition Scale (PSAS), Entrepreneur Potential Inventory (EPI) and Business Readiness Index (BRI). Six research questions were raised and six research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The hypotheses were tested using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. Results from the analysis of data indicated that four hypotheses were rejected while two were accepted. The findings revealed that: Vocational skills acquisition training had significant impact on post-test scores of self-employability potentials among unemployed graduates. The study also revealed that experimental conditions had significant impact on self-employability readiness among unemployed graduates. The finding further established that gender and experimental conditions do not have significant impact on self- employability potentials among unemployed graduates. It was evident from the finding that gender and experimental conditions do not have significant impact on self-employability readiness among unemployed graduates. Finding also revealed that there is significant interaction effect of experimental conditions and family background on self-employability readiness. The study also revealed that there is significant interaction effect of experimental conditions and family background on self-employability potentials. On the basis of the findings, recommendations are suggested in the study among which is that graduates as well as undergraduates should be orientated about the importance of vocational skills acquisition as this will make them not to look down on vocational skills training but rather make themselves available to acquire vocational skills when necessary.
A Thesis Submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos
Entrepreneurship , Self-employability , Vocational Skills , Skill Acquisition
Okeleke, P.K (2017). Acquisition on Self Employability Readiness and Potentials among Unemployed Graduates in Delta State, Nigeria. A Thesis Submitted to University of Lagos School of Postgraduate Studies Phd Thesis, 135p.