Shaping entrepreneurial intention among youngsters in Malaysia


Hassan, Hasliza and Sade, Abu Bakar and Rahman, Muhammad Sabbir (2020) Shaping entrepreneurial intention among youngsters in Malaysia. Journal of Humanities and Applied Social Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 235-251. ISSN 2632-279X

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Purpose – Entrepreneurship is one of the engines to stimulate socio-economic development. This study aims to examine the relationships of entrepreneurship education, financial support and market availability, with the entrepreneurial attitude among youngsters in venturing into entrepreneurship. A further discovery concerning the relationship between entrepreneurial attitudes and entrepreneurial intention is also analysed. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected through a survey questionnaire that was distributed to university students. A total of 425 collected data were analysed using structural equation modelling to discover the relationship among five chosen constructs. Findings – It was found that entrepreneurship education and financial support encourage the entrepreneurial attitude of youngsters to venture into entrepreneurship. This entrepreneurial attitude is further supported by an entrepreneurial intention to become an entrepreneur. Nevertheless, market availability does not influence the youngsters to venture into entrepreneurship. Practical implications – Entrepreneurship encouragement should focus on the entrepreneurship education and financial support to shape the entrepreneurial attitude, which, indirectly, may further influence the entrepreneurial intention. Originality/value – As an initiative to become an entrepreneurial nation, there is a need to discover how to shape the entrepreneurial intention through entrepreneurial attitude. This study is assisting to fill the research gap by focussing on the Malaysian market.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Attitude, Intention, Entrepreneurship education, Financial support, Market availability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management > HD60-60.5 Social responsibility of business
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 02:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 02:18


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