Cognitive competencies of TVE students as correlates of entrepreneurial intentions


  • Chibuzor Christy Ifi Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Ufondu, C.C


Cognitive competencies, critical thinking creativity , social skills, technology skills , problem solving


In the face of the global economic challenges facing countries in the world and considering the fact that Nigeria is in a very critical phase of its development, it is imperative to produce graduates with high entrepreneurial intentions so as to salvage the already comatose economy. The study attempts to ascertain the relationship between cognitive competencies of Technology and Vocational Education (TVE) students and their entrepreneurial intentions. Six hypotheses were tested. The study adopts a survey design and 350 TVE students from tertiary institutions across the South-East region of Nigeria are studied. Purposive sampling method is used in selecting the sample for the study while a structured questionnaire is used for data collection. The instrument for data analyses is the Bivariate Pearson Correlation matrix and the simple linear regression tools. The study found out the creative skills, critical thinking skills and problem solving skills are significantly correlated to entrepreneurial intentions of TVE students.



How to Cite

Ifi, C. C., & Ufondu, C. C. (2023). Cognitive competencies of TVE students as correlates of entrepreneurial intentions. International Scholar Journal of Arts and Social Science Research, 6(1), 679–693. Retrieved from



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