Entrepreneurial intention among science and non-science students at Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Zanti Rosmi Zakaria, (2007) Entrepreneurial intention among science and non-science students at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the entrepreneurial intention and the antecedents among science and non-science students at University Malaysia Sabah (UMS). This paper determines the effect of perceived desirability and feasibility to intention towards entrepreneurship. This study will also look into how demographic factors such as gender, ethnic and family background influence the relationship between perceived desirability and feasibility with entrepreneurial intention. The respondents were the final year undergraduate students for the year of 2006/2007. The results show that science students are more entrepreneurial compared to non science students. Attitude is the strongest factor that influences the intention to start a new business for both samples. Self-efficacy is found has significance effects on intention to new business creation but social norm does not has significant effect on intention for Science students. Meanwhile, among non science students, self-efficacy does not have significant effect on intention and social-norm has significant effect on intention to new business creation. This research may be beneficial to policy makers and students as they will know how and which one of the variables they need to change to increase the intention to start up the business.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship, intention, student, undergraduate, self efficacy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 07:16
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 08:43
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/6219

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