Science and Engineering Students: are they entrepreneurial?

Lope Pihie, Zaidatol Akmaliah and Abdullah Sani, Abdullah Salleh (2008) Science and Engineering Students: are they entrepreneurial? The International Journal of Learning, 15 (7). pp. 105-110. ISSN 1447-9494

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A study was conducted to determine entrepreneurial intention of science and engineering students in Malaysian education system. Data were collected via questionnaire. Sample of the study comprised of seven hundred and fifteen students from normal secondary schools and technical secondary schools. The instrument has a high reliability values. Findings indicate that the students’entrepreneurial intention is in the moderate to low category. They perceived that they have moderate support to be an entrepreneur and their attitude towards self-employment is moderate. This study suggests that science and engineering students need to be exposed to business management and entrepreneurial competencies so as to increase their entrepreneurial intention and efficacy.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Entrepreneurial Intention; Entrepreneurial Self Efficacy; Social Support; Science Students; Engineering Students.
Subject:Science students.
Subject:Engineering students.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher:Common Ground Publishing
ID Code:16627
Deposited By: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Deposited On:18 Jun 2012 02:33
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