The Moderating Effect of Religious Factor on the Relationship between Environmental Factor and Entrepreneurial Awareness among Final Year Students of Crawford University, Igbesa
Opemipo Ajeyalemi1, Mathivannan Jaganathan2, EsuhOssai – Igwe Lucky3
1Opemipo Ajeyalemi*, University Utara Malaysia.
2Mathivannan Jaganathan, University Utara Malaysia.
3EsuhOssai – Igwe Lucky, University Utara Malaysia.
Manuscript received on September 01, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on September 22, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 3392-3400 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A2623109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A2623.109119
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Abstract: It has been observed that previous findings in this area of study are inconsistent. While some claimed significant relations others revealed insignificant and negative relations. A situation of this nature warrants a contingency relationship between the independent and dependent variables so as to clearly explain their relationship. Due to this therefore, this particular study investigates the moderating role of religious factor on the relationship between environmental factors and effective entrepreneurial awareness among the final year students of Crawford University, Igbesa. The study adopted a cross-sectional study research design with questionnaire research survey were 187 questionnaires were distributed. A systematic research sampling technique was employed to select 94 final year students who participated in the entrepreneurial awareness programme. The questionnaires data generated were analysed using Smart PLS 3.0 and the overall finding revealed that religious factors do not statistically and significantly moderate the relationship between environmental factors and effective entrepreneurial awareness among the final year students of Crawford University. The study then concludes that religious factors do not have the moderating power to moderate the influence of environmental factors on effective entrepreneurial awareness. The study also provides discussion on the findings as well as the limitation for future research.
Keywords: Environmental Factor, Religious Factor, Entrepreneurial Awareness, Crawford University.