IMPACT OF TEACHING METHODS ON BOOK INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS ACQUISITION OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATES IN NIGERIA
Keywords:Teaching Methods, Entrepreneurial Skills, Book Industry Skills, Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition, LIS Students
This study examined the impact of teaching methods on book industry entrepreneurial skills acquisition of Library and Information Science undergraduates in Nigeria. Four research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. The population of the study comprised all the 586 final year students of LIS students in six public universities in South East, Nigeria that run the programme. Total enumerative sampling technique was used in the study. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. Mean, standard deviation and Pearsons Product Moment Correlation Coefficient were used to answer the research questions while Simple Linear Regression was used to test the hypothesis. The result of Correlation analysis computed showed that teaching methods employed have moderate relationship (r= 0.695) with book industry entrepreneurial skills acquisition. Simple linear regression analysis computed showed that there was significant positive relationship (p<0.05) between teaching methods employed and book industry entrepreneurial skills acquisition. The findings of the study further showed that teaching methods are positively and significantly related to book industry entrepreneurial skills acquisition. The study recommended among other things that LIS educators should develop effective methods of teaching book industry entrepreneurial skills. It also recommends that Federal Government of Nigeria should give strong support to entrepreneurship education by improving the budgetary allocation to the education sector.