Entrepreneurial competency and tendencies among pre-university students

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Entrepreneurial education plays an important role in shaping students' ability and tendency to become entrepreneurs. Various initiatives have been offered by the Malaysian government through its agencies to ensure that all financial aid and support mediums can be utilized through the creative mindset of students, productive teamwork, and business networking capabilities. Fostering entrepreneurship begins in the early stages of primary, secondary, pre-university, and tertiary education, that is, university or college. Most studies related to entrepreneurship competencies and tendencies are focused on students in schools and higher education. This implies that research on pre-university students is limited. Thus, this study addresses the gap between setting the goal of entrepreneurial education and its effectiveness for pre-university students. This study involved the use of strata random sampling techniques in proportion to 389 samples of pre-university students in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The findings show that the levels of competence for creative thinking and networking are moderate among pre-university students, whereas teamwork competencies are at high levels. Similar high-level findings were obtained for entrepreneurship tendencies among pre-university students. Moreover, relationship between entrepreneurial competencies and pre-university student entrepreneurial tendencies was significant but moderate. This study discusses the findings and implications of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-67
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Economic Research
Volume14
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship education
Team work
Networking
Entrepreneurs
Creative thinking
Proportion
Tertiary education
Mindset
Malaysia
Random sampling
Financial support
Government
Financial aid
University education

Keywords

  • Creative thinking
  • Entrepreneurial tendencies
  • Entrepreneurship competence
  • Networking
  • Pre-university students.
  • Teamwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Entrepreneurial competency and tendencies among pre-university students. / Othman, Norasmah; Mohammad, Rosna; Radin A Rahman, Radin Siti Aishah.

In: International Journal of Economic Research, Vol. 14, No. 15, 01.01.2017, p. 51-67.

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