Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Intention among UniSZA Students

Ghazali, Zaharah and Ibrahim, Nor Asmahani and Zainol, Fakhrul Anwar (2012) Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Intention among UniSZA Students. Asian Social Science , Vol. 9 (No. 1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1911-2017 (print) 1911-2025 (online).

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Graduates contributions to entrepreneurship would stimulate the country’s economic growth. The aim of this study is to determine and investigate factors influence on students’ perception of the entrepreneurial intention, in order to present the most contemporary future generation of entrepreneurs that can shape the future of the economy and the country. The area of this study covers demographic profiles, attitudinal and behavioral factors, and how these influence the intentions of students to become entrepreneurs. The finding suggests that the female students had significantly higher attitude and social skill and desire to succeed as compared to the male students. There was no significant difference with regards to race, age, parental working background, family and relative engaged in business, and heard about entrepreneurship ensuring that entrepreneurs are not clustered in any of these variables. Another major finding indicates that those who attended entrepreneurship course/training had significantly higher attitude and social skill. Most importantly, marketing skill, desire to success, leadership skill, and innovation and creativity inspire graduates in choosing entrepreneurship. Thus, examining the selected key unemployment of graduates’ issues from an entrepreneurship perspective can help to establish harmony and meaningful cooperation between entrepreneurs and learning institutions. Keywords: entrepreneurial intention, attitude, demographic profiles, graduate

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Depositing User: Nor Asmahani Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 06:24
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 06:24
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2242

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