Entrepreneurship education programs in Malaysian polytechnics

Norasmah Othman, Norfadhilah Nasrudin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate students’ views on the on-the-campus entrepreneurship programs in Malaysian polytechnics. Participation in the entrepreneurship programs is able to stimulate an interest in entrepreneurship, and improve the knowledge, skills, and entrepreneurial experience of its students. Design/methodology/approach: – This study adopted a survey method designed in the form of an objective-oriented program evaluation. Questionnaires were used to identify the students’ level of assessments of the instructional dimensions. This study explored the differences in evaluation based on gender, specializations, and courses attended. Findings: – The results showed moderately high level of evaluation. The analysis of gender differences shows that gender did not affect students’ views on the instructional dimension. However, students’ specialization and courses attended are associated with significant differences in the level of evaluation. Research limitations/implications: – This research is limited to only five Malaysian polytechnics. The study was looking into the instructional dimension of the entrepreneurship programs. Further research should include the assessment of the institutional side of the programs. Practical implications: – The evaluation results provide important recommendations to improve some practical aspects of the entrepreneurial activities. The polytechnics’ departments can focus on the actual content as well as on the learning experience to implement conducive, positive, and supportive practices that could lead to a maximum participation rate among students. Social implications: – Increase the number of students involved in entrepreneurship. Originality/value: – There have been no discussions or evaluation of the entrepreneurship programs conducted in Malaysian polytechnics in terms of objective-oriented evaluation. This paper attempts to fill the current gap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)882-898
Number of pages17
JournalEducation and Training
Volume58
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2016

Fingerprint

entrepreneurship
evaluation
education
student
specialization
participation
gender
Entrepreneurship education
Entrepreneurship
Evaluation
gender-specific factors
experience
questionnaire
methodology
learning
Values

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • On-campus entrepreneurship programs
  • Program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Entrepreneurship education programs in Malaysian polytechnics. / Othman, Norasmah; Nasrudin, Norfadhilah.

In: Education and Training, Vol. 58, No. 7-8, 08.08.2016, p. 882-898.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Othman, Norasmah ; Nasrudin, Norfadhilah. / Entrepreneurship education programs in Malaysian polytechnics. In: Education and Training. 2016 ; Vol. 58, No. 7-8. pp. 882-898.
@article{b578941d0908491fab7694370c4d75ad,
title = "Entrepreneurship education programs in Malaysian polytechnics",
abstract = "Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate students’ views on the on-the-campus entrepreneurship programs in Malaysian polytechnics. Participation in the entrepreneurship programs is able to stimulate an interest in entrepreneurship, and improve the knowledge, skills, and entrepreneurial experience of its students. Design/methodology/approach: – This study adopted a survey method designed in the form of an objective-oriented program evaluation. Questionnaires were used to identify the students’ level of assessments of the instructional dimensions. This study explored the differences in evaluation based on gender, specializations, and courses attended. Findings: – The results showed moderately high level of evaluation. The analysis of gender differences shows that gender did not affect students’ views on the instructional dimension. However, students’ specialization and courses attended are associated with significant differences in the level of evaluation. Research limitations/implications: – This research is limited to only five Malaysian polytechnics. The study was looking into the instructional dimension of the entrepreneurship programs. Further research should include the assessment of the institutional side of the programs. Practical implications: – The evaluation results provide important recommendations to improve some practical aspects of the entrepreneurial activities. The polytechnics’ departments can focus on the actual content as well as on the learning experience to implement conducive, positive, and supportive practices that could lead to a maximum participation rate among students. Social implications: – Increase the number of students involved in entrepreneurship. Originality/value: – There have been no discussions or evaluation of the entrepreneurship programs conducted in Malaysian polytechnics in terms of objective-oriented evaluation. This paper attempts to fill the current gap.",
keywords = "Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship education, On-campus entrepreneurship programs, Program evaluation",
author = "Norasmah Othman and Norfadhilah Nasrudin",
year = "2016",
month = "8",
day = "8",
doi = "10.1108/ET-11-2014-0136",
language = "English",
volume = "58",
pages = "882--898",
journal = "Education and Training",
issn = "0040-0912",
publisher = "Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.",
number = "7-8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Entrepreneurship education programs in Malaysian polytechnics

AU - Othman, Norasmah

AU - Nasrudin, Norfadhilah

PY - 2016/8/8

Y1 - 2016/8/8

N2 - Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate students’ views on the on-the-campus entrepreneurship programs in Malaysian polytechnics. Participation in the entrepreneurship programs is able to stimulate an interest in entrepreneurship, and improve the knowledge, skills, and entrepreneurial experience of its students. Design/methodology/approach: – This study adopted a survey method designed in the form of an objective-oriented program evaluation. Questionnaires were used to identify the students’ level of assessments of the instructional dimensions. This study explored the differences in evaluation based on gender, specializations, and courses attended. Findings: – The results showed moderately high level of evaluation. The analysis of gender differences shows that gender did not affect students’ views on the instructional dimension. However, students’ specialization and courses attended are associated with significant differences in the level of evaluation. Research limitations/implications: – This research is limited to only five Malaysian polytechnics. The study was looking into the instructional dimension of the entrepreneurship programs. Further research should include the assessment of the institutional side of the programs. Practical implications: – The evaluation results provide important recommendations to improve some practical aspects of the entrepreneurial activities. The polytechnics’ departments can focus on the actual content as well as on the learning experience to implement conducive, positive, and supportive practices that could lead to a maximum participation rate among students. Social implications: – Increase the number of students involved in entrepreneurship. Originality/value: – There have been no discussions or evaluation of the entrepreneurship programs conducted in Malaysian polytechnics in terms of objective-oriented evaluation. This paper attempts to fill the current gap.

AB - Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate students’ views on the on-the-campus entrepreneurship programs in Malaysian polytechnics. Participation in the entrepreneurship programs is able to stimulate an interest in entrepreneurship, and improve the knowledge, skills, and entrepreneurial experience of its students. Design/methodology/approach: – This study adopted a survey method designed in the form of an objective-oriented program evaluation. Questionnaires were used to identify the students’ level of assessments of the instructional dimensions. This study explored the differences in evaluation based on gender, specializations, and courses attended. Findings: – The results showed moderately high level of evaluation. The analysis of gender differences shows that gender did not affect students’ views on the instructional dimension. However, students’ specialization and courses attended are associated with significant differences in the level of evaluation. Research limitations/implications: – This research is limited to only five Malaysian polytechnics. The study was looking into the instructional dimension of the entrepreneurship programs. Further research should include the assessment of the institutional side of the programs. Practical implications: – The evaluation results provide important recommendations to improve some practical aspects of the entrepreneurial activities. The polytechnics’ departments can focus on the actual content as well as on the learning experience to implement conducive, positive, and supportive practices that could lead to a maximum participation rate among students. Social implications: – Increase the number of students involved in entrepreneurship. Originality/value: – There have been no discussions or evaluation of the entrepreneurship programs conducted in Malaysian polytechnics in terms of objective-oriented evaluation. This paper attempts to fill the current gap.

KW - Entrepreneurship

KW - Entrepreneurship education

KW - On-campus entrepreneurship programs

KW - Program evaluation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84979949354&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84979949354&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1108/ET-11-2014-0136

DO - 10.1108/ET-11-2014-0136

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84979949354

VL - 58

SP - 882

EP - 898

JO - Education and Training

JF - Education and Training

SN - 0040-0912

IS - 7-8

ER -