Influence of Locus of Control and Gender on Entrepreneurial Intention among Civil Servants in Osun State, Nigeria
Keywords:Entrepreneurial intention, locus of control, gender, government workers
Despite the benefit of entrepreneurship to national development, many studies have focused attention on young adolescents with little or no study on government workers. This paper therefore examined locus of control (LOC) and gender on entrepreneurial intention (EI) among civil servants in Osun State, Nigeria. The study used a crosssectional research design and 264 respondents (Mean age = 34.23, σ = 6.63, ♀ = 46.6%) participated in the study. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from samples that were conveniently drawn from the study area. Data were analysed using ttest for independent measure. Result confirmed that civil servants with external locus of control reported higher entrepreneurial intention than civil servants with internal locus of control. There was no gender difference in entrepreneurial intention among the sampled respondents. The study concluded that locus of control has significant impact on entrepreneurial intention of civil servants.