Ratings, Business Educators, Influence, Business Education, Marketing Skills, Business Legal Skills, Risk Management Skills, Colleges of Educations
Gidado, Sulayman Dauda
Umoru, Prof. Titus A.
This study was carried out to determine the ratings of business educators on influence of business education on acquisition of marketing, business legal and risk management skills by students in Colleges of Education (COEs) in North-Central Nigeria. The study had three research questions and null hypotheses. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised 104 business educators in the COEs used for the study. The entire population was used without sampling because it was relatively small. The data were collected using a 28 items questionnaire designed by the researchers. The questionnaire was administered on all the respondents, but only 83 (80%) were returned and used for the data analysis. The research questions were answered using mean scores with boundary limits: 4.50-5.00 (very high extent), 3.50-4.49 (high extent), 2.50-3.49 (moderate extent), 1.50-2.49 (low extent) and 1.00-1.49 (very low extent). The null hypotheses one and two were tested using t-test at 0.05 level of significance, while the third null hypothesis was also tested at 0.05 with the aid of ANOVA. The decision rule was that a null hypothesis would be accepted if its p-value was ≥0.05 and rejected if