Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

Summer 8-3-2021

Abstract

Infopreneurship is a lucrative skill that can create self-employed job opportunities for the LIS undergraduates, even before graduation, to curb the unemployment rate that keeps growing in our society. It is critical to be able earn profit without sole dependence on traditional librarian jobs. However, the effectiveness of this skill is determinable by some factors. This study examined and conducted a comparative analysis of the influence of demographic factors on UI and TASUED LIS undergraduates' interest in infopreneurship. A descriptive survey research design was employed for the study using a systematic sampling technique to select 226 respondents that represented the sample size of the study. A structured questionnaire was used to obtained data from the respondents. While frequency counts, percentages, means, standard deviations and correlation Analysis was used for data analysis. Findings revealed that there is no difference in responses of the respondents from both universities. They had a similar background influence on their interest in infopreneurship. Though the percentages differ from each of the universities but it is both on a positive side. It reflected that respondents from the two universities had good family backgrounds as their parents were concerned about their educational and personal developments. Family background was the only demographic factor that significantly influences the interest of LIS undergraduates in infopreneurship TASUED (r=.375**; N=217; p

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