Entrepreneurial Behavior and Intentions among Bumiputera's Students

Global J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Review 7 (4) 239 – 247 (2019)

9 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2020

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Norasmah Othman

Faculty of Education Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Rafiza Mohd Asiar

Faculty of Education Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Date Written: December 31, 2019

Abstract

Objective - Unemployment and marketability among graduates are the country's current issues. This became clear when the unemployment percentage among graduates continued to increase yearly. Therefore, entrepreneurship education has been chosen as an alternative solution. However, currently, student involvement in entrepreneurship is still low. As low involvement occurs among students, especially those in private colleges, students may lack entrepreneurial behavior and intentions. Therefore, this study aims to identify the level of the entrepreneurial behavior and intentions among Bumiputra's students studying in Kuala Lumpur's private colleges.

Methodology/Technique - A total of 387 students participated in a quantitative survey. Using a questionnaire as the study's research instrument, the data were analyzed using SPSS version 22.0.

Finding - The findings showed that the entrepreneurial behavior and intentions among students are at a moderate level. Pearson correlation coefficients indicated a significantly positive, although moderate, relationship between entrepreneurial behavior and entrepreneurial intentions. The result suggests that to increase the number of entrepreneurs among students in Malaysia, all stakeholders should be involved in inculcating an entrepreneurial culture.

Novelty - An innovative and practical-based entrepreneurship curriculum should be developed to encourage students to choose entrepreneurship as a career option upon graduation.

Type of Paper - Empirical.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Behavior; Entrepreneurial Intention; College Student; Entrepreneurship Education; Bumiputera

JEL Classification: G100, I20

Suggested Citation

Othman, Norasmah and Asiar, Rafiza Mohd, Entrepreneurial Behavior and Intentions among Bumiputera's Students (December 31, 2019). Global J. Bus. Soc. Sci. Review 7 (4) 239 – 247 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3528294

Norasmah Othman (Contact Author)

Faculty of Education Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Rafiza Mohd Asiar

Faculty of Education Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ( email )

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