An Empirial Study on the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Education in Developing Entrepreneurial Intention Among Malaysian University Students
Education Journal
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages: 53-61
Received: May 7, 2016; Accepted: May 24, 2016; Published: Jun. 30, 2016
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Parimala Rengiah, School of Business, University Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ilham Sentosa, School of Business, University Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Entrepreneurship education has been the focus in the Malaysian universities and entrepreneurial intentions have been proven as the primary predictors for future entrepreneurial behaviour among the students. Structural equation modelling is proposed as the methodology for the study as ‘entrepreneurial intentions’ is a ‘latent’ or ‘unobservable’ behaviour. A hypothetical model was developed for the study. Data was collected from 396 university students and analysed using structural equation modelling through AMOS 22.0. The model was tested through a two-stage SEM. The first stage was tested using a confirmatory factor analysis to evaluate constructs of validity and all CFA on constructs were tested for goodness fit of the structural model. The data was analysed with the conclusion and findings together with the implications of theory and practice. The paper discusses the recommendations for the study with regard to how entrepreneurship curricula and teaching methodologies should be improved and the roles of Malaysian universities in promoting entrepreneurship. Methods of how students’ attitudes could be changed towards entrepreneurship, the roles of the government, SMEs, financial institutions and the parents of students towards a entrepreneurial society have been discussed. The limitations for the study and suggestions for further research have been proposed.
Keywords
Entrepreneurship Education, Teaching Methodologies, Universities Roles, Roles of the Government, Stakeholders, Entrepreneurial Intentions
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Parimala Rengiah, Ilham Sentosa, An Empirial Study on the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Education in Developing Entrepreneurial Intention Among Malaysian University Students, Education Journal. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016, pp. 53-61. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20160504.13
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