n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Personality traits, parenting and interest are precursors to successful entrepreneurial skills

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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The study is aimed at associating personality traits, interest and parenting to successful entrepreneurship. Review of related literature revealed that personality traits and parenting are central elements of Holland's E type. Personality traits, interest of youths and parenting are factors to be considered in entrepreneurial success in Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. The population for the study is all the youths in 16 local government areas of Ekiti State, between 15 and 19 years. The mean age of the respondents was 15.3 years. The sample consisted of 320 respondents drawn using multistage sampling technique. Data generated were analysed using simple frequencies and percentages. The findings revealed that low neuroticism and agreeableness with high extraversion are personality traits that influence entrepreneurship skills. Authoritative parenting and interest influenced youths in entrepreneurial success.

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