A study on entrepreneurial intention among engineering technology students

Norhatta Mohd, Maat Siti Mistima, Salwah Che Mat

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the factors that influence entrepreneurial intention among engineering technology students at the Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL). Many universities have introduced entrepreneurship education to inculcate interest among students to become future entrepreneurs. Aligned with UniKL vision to be the leading entrepreneurial technical university in Asia, this study observes the relationship between entrepreneurial intention, self-efficacy and the need for achievement among MIIT students. In this study, a total of 52 bachelor students were involved and the data was gathered using a single set of questionnaires. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were used to analyse the research questions. The research findings reveal that there is a significant relationship between entrepreneurial intention, the need for achievement and self-efficacy. However, the result shows that there is no significant relationship between family business background and entrepreneurial intention. The findings also show that entrepreneurial intention among students is influenced by self-efficacy. However, the results do not show any difference between male and female students in entrepreneurial intention. It is hoped that the results of this study will serve as meaningful guidelines for future development of ways to improve students’ intention towards entrepreneurship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-355
Number of pages8
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

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Keywords

  • Engineering technology
  • Entrepreneurial intention
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Need for achievement
  • Self-efficacy

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  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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A study on entrepreneurial intention among engineering technology students. / Mohd, Norhatta; Siti Mistima, Maat; Mat, Salwah Che.

In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 4, 01.07.2015, p. 348-355.

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