An Exploratory Evidence of Youth’s ICT empowerment in Nigeria

Hafiz, Baba and Shaari Jamal, Abdul Nassir and Ibrahim Saleh, Adamu (2013) An Exploratory Evidence of Youth’s ICT empowerment in Nigeria. European Journal of Business and Management, 5 (10).

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Abstract

The new ICT revolution has now broadened the horizon of the opportunities among nations, organization, institutions and individuals giving hopes to compete with their counterparts all over the world. It has been seen as an important vehicle to propel individual to greater height as the world moves further into the knowledge economy in this 21st century. It has been acknowledged that the information revolution is a powerful force with enormous benefits in socio-economic and political developments. Such benefits include job creation, increase in the stock of technologies and skills, ease of communication, expansion of trade, etc. particularly in developing countries. Against this background scale were source from literature and focus group analysis using 5 points likert scale. The questionnaire items have 65 indicators / constructs with the exception of demographic questions reflecting the relevant variables. An exploratory factor analysis was run on 389 valid responses from 3 geo-political zones in Bauchi state, Nigeria within the ages of 18-35 years. Using SPSS version 16 to check skewness and kurtosis. Utilising the maximum likelihood procedure which was followed by Varimax, rotation to get a better understanding of the factor structure.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, Information and Communication Technology, University Malaysia Sarawak, 2013, Empowerment, Poverty, Nigeria , unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education.
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works

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Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 01:40
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2016 02:52
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1341

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