The role of the family on entrepreneurial intentions of young individuals
Fayomi Abimbola Olugbenga
Regardless of the race, language, religion, culture, tradition, norms, age, gender, affluence, and societal positions, every individual belongs to a Family. Studies on the role of the family on entrepreneurial intentions has been limited to the theory of planned behavior by Ajzen (1991). This study aims at investigating the role of the family on entrepreneurial intentions of young individuals. The study was based on the micro systems of the ecological systems theory by Urie Bronfenbrenner (1979). The study also made use of secondary data from articles, journals and other relevant online resources. Findings from the study revealed that the family exists in every social groups or institutions. Findings also revealed that the family has a direct impact on the child thus playing a number of roles in the society. Recommendations were made to individuals, social entrepreneurs, the government and the society at large.