SELF CONCEPT AND DEMOGRAPHICS AS DETERMINANTS OF ATTITUDE TO INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AMONG STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
Keywords:self esteem, need for achievement, attitude and training
The present study was structured to investigate the contributions of personality, motivational traits and demographic characteristics to attitude toward industrial training. This study employed a cross sectional – survey design. A sample of two hundred and fifty students was accidentally sampled from students engaged in the mandatory industrial training program from the Oyo State Polytechnic and the University of Ibadan, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Result showed that respondents with high self-esteem reported more positive attitude towards training than respondents with low self-esteem. Further analysis revealed that the mean score for students high on need for achievement was significantly higher than those with low need for achievement and that age, sex and course level jointly predicted attitude towards training. The implications of the findings were discussed and recommendations made.