Development of Entrepreneurial Spirit among Students: A Case Study

By Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie and Abdullah Salleh Abdullah Sani.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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A survey was conducted to investigate the factors associated with entrepreneurial spirit. Specifically, the objective of the study was to determine whether students with entrepreneurship education experience are more likely to report positive entrepreneurial spirit or vice versa. Data was collected from 2 groups of students, where the total number of respondents were seven hundred and twenty nine students. The first group comprised of students who are currently enrolled in a subject emphasizing the entrepreneurship component, and the other group of students is those who had not been exposed to entrepreneurship component. Findings indicated that students who have business entrepreneurship exposure scored higher means in all constructs associated with entrepreneurial spirit. The three main predictors of entrepreneurial spirits were attitude toward entrepreneurial career, entrepreneurial self efficacy and perceived behavior control. The study suggests that students need to conduct self evaluation to determine their entrepreneurial spirit.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Spirit, Entrepreneurial Intention Entrepreneurial Education Experience Entrepreneurial Self Evaluation, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, Attitude towards Entrepreneurial Career, Perceived Behavior Control

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.213-220. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 592.659KB).

Prof. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie

Professor, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship Education, Department of Science and Technical Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Abdullah Salleh Abdullah Sani

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia


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