Entrepreneurship Motivation of Fisheries Graduates: An Exploratory Study
AbstractFarm graduates need to be entrepreneurial to excel in their chosen career. The present study conducted among the outgoing fisheries graduates shown that their entrepreneurship motivation levels (70-80%) are moderate with poor risk taking (72%), inadequate locus of control (74%) and low self-efficacy (79%) propensities. It is learnt that entrepreneurship and personality development content in fisheries curriculum is inadequate. Therefore, it is suggested that the course curriculum should incorporate entrepreneurship and personality development as a course with adequate practical exposure to enhance their capacity and attitudinal predisposition.
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