Planning Skills and Career Performance among Self-Employed University Graduates in North-West Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria
Drawing upon human capital theory, this study examined the effect of entrepreneurship skills on career performance. A total of 319 self-employed university graduates in the northwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria participated in the study. The present study also employed a cross sectional research design in which data was collected and analysed within a short period of time. Results using partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) supported the hypothesized direct effect of entrepreneurship skills on career performance. Specifically, there was a positive relationship between planning skills and career performance.. Theoretical, methodological and practical implications are discussed. In particular, the results recommended that entrepreneurship skills acquired through the mandatory entrepreneurship education programme for undergraduate students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria are an important consideration in helping self-employed graduates to enhance their career performance.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship skills, planning skills, career performance