Influence of Personality Types and Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Work-Study Students at a Private University, Southwest Nigeria

Tayo, O. George, Michael Chibuzor, Anyaegbunam, Dominic, Azuh, Bernard Chukwukelue, Chine, Dare Ojo, Omonijo


This study examined the influence of personality types and socio-demographic characteristics on work-study of students at Covenant University, Ota. The study used questionnaires to collect information from 100 students who participated in the programme in 2014/2015 academic session. The chi-x2 result of 12.30 for the variable responses showed that the age and the sex of students influenced their participation in work study programme with chi-x2 (29.80), degree of freedom 4 and significance level of 1 % of the combined result respectively. The finding of investigation also show that birth order influenced students participation in work study initiative with chi-x2 distribution of 19.70, degree of freedom of 4 and asymptotic significance of 1 %. Also, the result of the T-statistics (28.23) with the degree of freedom 99 revealed significance among the Personality Type “A” and “B” compositions at 1% level of significance. The estimated correlation coefficient indicates a significant strong correlation (0.630) between the response variables “Personality Type” and influence on student participation in work study programme.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s4p452

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