Factors influencing 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 the 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 semester one bachelor students from Bachelor of Business Technology in Computer Entrepreneurial Management (BCEM) programme were involved and the data was gathered using a single questionnaire. 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 results show that there is no significant relationship between parents occupation and entrepreneurial intention. When we consider all the factors, the results show that self-efficacy appears to be the only significant factor that influenced students intention in entrepreneurship. However, the results do not show any difference between male and female students in entrepreneurial intention. It is hoped that the findings of this study will serve as meaningful guidelines for future development of ways to improve students intention towards entrepreneurship as a career.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014 - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 9 Jan 201411 Jan 2014

Other

Other8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014
CountryCambodia
CitySiem Reap
Period9/1/1411/1/14

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Engineering technology
Students
Information technology
Education
Industry

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Mohd, N., Siti Mistima, M., & Mat, S. C. (2014). Factors influencing entrepreneurial intention among engineering technology students. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014 [82] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2557977.2558013

Factors influencing entrepreneurial intention among engineering technology students. / Mohd, Norhatta; Siti Mistima, Maat; Mat, Salwah Che.

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014. 82.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd, N, Siti Mistima, M & Mat, SC 2014, Factors influencing entrepreneurial intention among engineering technology students. in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014., 82, Association for Computing Machinery, 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 9/1/14. https://doi.org/10.1145/2557977.2558013
Mohd N, Siti Mistima M, Mat SC. Factors influencing entrepreneurial intention among engineering technology students. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014. Association for Computing Machinery. 2014. 82 https://doi.org/10.1145/2557977.2558013
Mohd, Norhatta ; Siti Mistima, Maat ; Mat, Salwah Che. / Factors influencing entrepreneurial intention among engineering technology students. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2014. Association for Computing Machinery, 2014.
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