Abstract

This study was designed to investigate the relationship between internal locus of control and an intention to start private business. Emphasis was made on establishing the relationship between internal locus of control and intention to start private business in graduating class university students at Wolaita Sodo University. The study employed the use of correlation design to establish the nature of the relationships. The validity and reliability of research instruments was established and data was collected from 278 respondents selected from two colleges and one school by using simple random sampling method. To analyze the data, the analysis of variance (ANOVA), T-Test, and Pearson product moment correlation statistical tools were used with the aim of establishing the difference and relationship between internal locus of control and intention to start private business in graduating class university students at Wolaita Sodo University. Findings revealed that there was significant difference in intention to start private business on students of different college/school they belongs to, no significant difference in intention of students from different age level, and no significant difference in place of residence. The findings also revealed that there was significant negative relationship between internal locus of control and intention to start private business in graduating class university students. Based on the findings, the researcher made the following conclusions; life skill training, advice and overall self confidence building and risk taking skill before leaving campus to create job count on motivating individuals to create job with high commitment. Finally, the researcher recommended that; Wolaita Sodo University maintains its instruction by considering the influence of Locus of control on individuals’ life.

How to Cite
MERKINE GEBRESILASE, Bereket. The Relationship between Internal Locus of Control And Intention to Start Private Business in Case of Graduating Class Student at Wolaita Sodo University. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], jan. 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2749>. Date accessed: 18 apr. 2019.