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Personal attributes, family influences, entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurship inclination among university students


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Mustapha, Mazlina and Selvaraju, Maitilee (2015) Personal attributes, family influences, entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurship inclination among university students. Kajian Malaysia, 33 (suppl.1). pp. 155-172. ISSN 0127-4082; ESSN: 2180-4273

Abstract

This paper investigates the factors associated with entrepreneurial inclination among undergraduate students in Malaysian universities. Among others, the influences of personal attributes, family and peer, and entrepreneurship education on the students' inclination towards entrepreneurship are examined. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to accounting students at three public universities in Klang Valley. About 178 questionnaires were completed and were found to be usable for the purpose of the study. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis and t-tests were employed to analyse the data. Generally, the results of the study indicate that the respondents have a positive inclination towards entrepreneurship. The hierarchical regression results show that personal characteristics, family influence, entrepreneurial education have positive and significant influence on the students' intention to be entrepreneurs when the variables are added into the equation. However, gender is not an important factor in influencing the students to choose entrepreneurship as their future career pathway.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Keywords: Entrepreneur; Entrepreneurship education; Role of university; Family influence; Hierarchical regression
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016 03:13
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 03:13
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/49528
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