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Factors that affect entrepreneurial intention among Universiti Utara Malaysia students

Utaminingtyas, Andi Lenny (2021) Factors that affect entrepreneurial intention among Universiti Utara Malaysia students. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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The contribution of young Malaysian to entrepreneurship would stimulate the economic growth of the country. Unfortunately, the Malaysian student’s entrepreneurial intention may be affected by different factors such as a lack of self-confidence or lack of encouragement or reassurance, or lack of the required
educational level in the field of entrepreneurship which is the most vital element in preparing entrepreneurs who can create the opportunities and activities that may influence a country’s economic performance by bringing new products or new methods. Therefore, entrepreneurial intention found to determine students’ willingness
to involve in entrepreneurial behaviour in the future. T objectives for this study is to understand how the attitude toward the behaviour, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control, entrepreneurship education and risk propensity may affect the entrepreneurial intention behaviour among university students in Malaysia. Thus, the objectives of this research are to examine the relationship between risk propensity, attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioural control and entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention among university students in Malaysia. A
survey was collected through questionnaire and processed through the Cronbach’s Alpha Reliability Test, which can ensure the high-reliability result on every variable through Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 25. Pearson Correlation Coefficient and Multiple Linear Regression Analysis were also conducted to observe independent variables. Findings of the study revealed that all the variables, have significant effects on entrepreneurial intention. Recommendations for the future
researchers are to conduct the research in higher academic institutions all over Malaysia in order to get higher accuracy of the university students’ feedback to avoid the bias that might occurred. Moreover, future researchers can include other variables such as family business background, prior business experience or personality traits to get better research outcomes. To conclude, this research will assist to provide university students with beneficial and practicable knowledge to understand how one’s educatated personal behaviors will have an effect on the intention to become an entrepreneur.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : Abdul Hamid, Siti Norasyikin
Item ID: 9947
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Education, Risk Propensity, Students, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Business Management
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 01:54
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 01:54
Department: School of Business Management
Name: Abdul Hamid, Siti Norasyikin
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9947

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