Time Management and Self-Motivation Skills Exhibited by Small Scale Business Operators for Successful Venture in Delta State of Nigeria
International Journal of Business and Economics Research
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages: 25-31
Received: Oct. 30, 2016; Accepted: Nov. 26, 2016; Published: Apr. 28, 2017
Views 2020      Downloads 157
G. O. Onajite, Business Education Unit, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Article Tools
Follow on us
This study was conducted to determine the extent to which small scale business operators in Delta State of Nigeria exhibit time management and self motivation skills for successful venture in Delta State of Nigeria. Survey design was adopted for the study and it was guided by two research questions. Two null hypotheses were formulated for the study and they were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Twenty-five (25) small scale business operators were selected from each of the 25 local government areas of the state totaling 625 sample using stratified random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire which was validated by experts in Business Education. The questionnaire before administration was subjected to a reliability test and the data generated therein were analyzed using Cronbach Alpha which yielded a coefficient index of 0.94. Data collected for the study were analyzed using Mean and Standard Deviation to answer the research questions while Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and z-test were used to test the null hypotheses. The study found that operators of small scale businesses in Delta State of Nigeria exhibited time management and self-motivation skills to a high extent. Also, the test of the two null hypotheses revealed that urban and rural small scale business operators in Delta State did not differ significantly on their mean rating of the extent they possess self motivation skills and time management skills as a result of the academic qualifications. It was concluded that time management and self-motivation skills are paramount for successful operation of small scale businesses. It is hereby recommended among others that workshops and seminars should be organized for operators of small scale business and owners by the agencies responsible for the development of small businesses at all levels of government to create in-depth knowledge and technical know-how on time management and self motivation skills.
Time Management, Self Motivation, Skills, Small Scale Business, Delta State
To cite this article
G. O. Onajite, Time Management and Self-Motivation Skills Exhibited by Small Scale Business Operators for Successful Venture in Delta State of Nigeria, International Journal of Business and Economics Research. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2017, pp. 25-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ijber.20170602.12
Copyright © 2017 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
G. O. Onajite, Assessment of critical entrepreneurial skills possessed by small scale business operators in delta state of Nigeria. International Journal of Management Sciences, Vol.5, No.12, 2015, pp. 795-804.
B. A, Agbonifoh, The business enterprise in Nigeria. Lagos: Longman, 2009.
O. Ademola, Enhancing entrepreneurship skills through business education programme in information technical era. Business Education Book of Reading. Vol.1, No.5, 2005, pp. 56-70.
K. Tijani-Alaiwe, Entrepreneurship small and medium enterprises. Ikeja Lagos: Sentina press Ltd, 2004.
G. O. Uloko, Time management: A skill. Journal of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Vol.12, No.6, 2009, pp. 10-14.
F. A. Adidu, and P. A. Olanye, Basic small business entrepreneurship. Agbor: Royal Palace Publications, 2006.
C. I. Onwuchekwa, Organizational behaviour. Enugu: Zik-Chuks Nig, 2000.
L. E. Ekpenyong, The impact of personality variance on work place motivational strategies need for school base intervention. University of Benin Education Journal, Vol. 5, No.2, 2004, pp. 1-18.
E. C. Osula, Principles and Practice of small business management: A didactic approach. Nsukka: Fillach Publishing Company, 2001.
I. Owie, Fundamental of statistics in education and the social science. Benin City: Mindix Publishers, 2001.
M. W. Culming, The theory and practice of personnel management. London: William Heinemann Ltd, 2006.
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (001)347-983-5186