Factors influencing entrepreneurial intention

Purpose- the goal of this research is to investigate what the causes inspired among students in Universiti Teknologi Mara in Shah Alam branch in entrepreneurial objective and to make an analysis because of their entrepreneurship orientation by comparing them with non-entrepreneurially likely students.


Findings- the consequence of this test exhibited that

Research limits/implications- the analysis comprises respondent 300 of students by any means course domains in Universiti Teknologi Mara in Shah Alam branch and the percentage of students in the test who wish to be business owners is

Practical implications - This research provides perception into entrepreneurship education, as to which entrepreneurial characteristics can be developed to raise good business owners.

Originality/value - This analysis contributes to understanding the dissimilarities between characteristics of entrepreneurially willing and non-inclined students at the edge of graduation.

Nowadays entrepreneurship has captured their attention among people especially teenagers in all around the world. The main reason of this concern is the growing dependence on entrepreneurs who accelerate economical development through creating new ideas and converting them into money-making endeavors. However, they have a more critical role for economies of developing countries since entrepreneurship is seen as an engine motor of economic improvement, job creation and sociable adjustment. Thus, small company growth or new business formation is broadly encouraged by nationwide economic policies to stimulate economical growth and wealth creation. In parallel with developing affinity for entrepreneurship across the world, Malaysia has also witnessed an increasing involvement in entrepreneurship domains both among their academic scholars and amongst government policy creators and business leaders. Clearly, understanding perceptions of students at advanced schooling level is a necessary step in this process. The goal of the current study is to analyze the entrepreneurial intent of school students in Universiti Teknologi Mara Shah Alam.

Scope of study

The opportunity in this research is the students in Universiti Teknologi Mara Shah Alam. It comprises all the students in every field of study. The respondent involved 300 students which amount is using for sample survey in this research.

Problem statement

The interest making money among the young adults nowadays make goal in entrepreneurship is getting higher. But have a few of them have a desire to open the business enterprise but because of lack of entrepreneur knowledge.

Research objective

Objective in doing this research is to recognize:

The factor that affected student in school to do the business enterprise before they done their research.

The judgment from the students that curently have their own business.

How they balance their analysis and business at exactly the same time.

Those who've business experience in their background

Research question's

What the factors that affected university pupil to do the business enterprise?

Who you prefer to borrow funds to open the business?

Significance of study

The significant of the study is to analyze the entrepreneurial objective of university students. With this analysis, a model that mainly targets the impacts of some contextual factors was suggested and empirically examined on school students. Furthermore, the study contributes to the literature by theorizing and empirically screening how some factors have an impact on entrepreneurial purpose of university students. It is thought that the results of study may involve some significant implications for the insurance policy manufacturers and educators.


Entrepreneurship has captured the attention of both scholars and coverage makers during

the last years. The primary reason of this matter is the growing need for entrepreneurs who accelerate economical development through creating new ideas and converting them into profitable endeavors. Entrepreneurial activities aren't only the incubators of technological innovation; they provide employment opportunity and increase competitiveness also (Reynolds, 1987; Zahra, 1999). Some scholars generally focus on the result of personality characteristics on decision making process (Bonnett and Furnham, 1991; Brockhaus, 1980; Johnson, 1990). Although results vary over the studies, they often indicate a connection between entrepreneurial intention and some personality factors, such as self-confidence, risk-taking potential, need to achievement, and locus of control. However, a person is surrounded by an extended range of cultural, social, economical, politics, demographical, and technical factors. Therefore, personality features can't be isolated from these contextual factors. In the literature, there are some studies that look at the role of the factors also. For instance, according to Hisrich (1990), people can be pressed or pulled by the situational factors, that happen to be related with their personal backgrounds and present lives. From a broader point of view, the social and institutional frameworks also impact entrepreneurship (Wennekers and Thurik, 1999). The review of books on entrepreneurship implies that most of the scholars have focused on adult business people. In these studies, adult entrepreneurs were reviewed after choosing their entrepreneurial careers. Since people tend to start an enterprise within the age selection of 25 to 44 (Liles, 1974), it is also critical to focus on people who are more youthful than 25 and understand which factors impact their intentions to start-up a

business in the foreseeable future. As Henderson and Robertson (2000) also stated ". . . the future working environment will rely upon the imagination and individuality of the young. However, indeed relatively little is known about young adult views on entrepreneurship" (p. 279). The purpose of the current analysis is to analyse the entrepreneurial motive of college or university students. In the analysis, a model that mainly targets the influences of some contextual factors was suggested and empirically tested on university students. Therefore, the analysis contributes to the books by theorizing and empirically screening how some factors influence entrepreneurial purpose of university students. It is presumed that the results of analysis may have some significant implications for the plan manufacturers and educators.


Dependent adjustable: Entrepreneur motives among students.

Independent parameters: Educational support, structural support and relational support

Educational support

The first sizing of model is educational support. It really is clear that professional education in colleges is an efficient way of obtaining necessary understanding of entrepreneurship. Although, in their review, Wang and Wong (2004, p. 170) mainly centered on personality characteristics of students, they also pointed out the fact that the entrepreneurial dreams of several students are hindered by inadequate planning; ". . . their business knowledge is insufficient, and moreover, they aren't prepared to take risk to understand their dreams. ". In the books, some studies analyse how these entrepreneurial pursuits of universities influence entrepreneurial inclination of students. The study of Gorman and Hanlon (1997) exhibited that entrepreneurial attributes can be positively affected by educational programmes. It is clear that a highly effective education on entrepreneurship can be a factor to drive people towards an entrepreneurial job (Henderson and Robertson, 2000).

Structural support

The second element in the model is structural support that are we are public, cultural, economical, politics and technical factors. The existing framework of entrepreneurship is mainly shaped by inexpensive and politics mechanisms, that are governed by the stars in the general public, private, and non-governmental industries. In such a system, there can be some opportunities or threats for entrepreneurs. For example, if there are a few obstacles to entry in to the market, people might show a lesser tendency for entrepreneurship. However, if they find the given conditions enough and favourable, it might be expected they are more likely to start out a business.

Relational support

The research of Henderson and Robertson (2000) demonstrated that family was the next factor influencing profession selection of respondents - after their personal experience. Therefore, the support of family and friends will probably affect one's job selection. In today's analysis, this relational support mainly implies the sentimental and financial supports of family and friends. If someone knows that there will be such type of support when s/he begins a business, they might be encouraged to choose an entrepreneurial profession.

Moderating variable:

Self Confidence

The model also considers the impact of one personality trait, self-confidence, as moderator adjustable. However, the amount of self-confidence that is normally defined as "believing in oneself"may affect one's perception as well. Self-confidence is generally accepted as avaluable individual asset and an integral to personal success. In their research, Beґnabou and Tirole(2002) described why an positive self-view sometimes appears as a very important thing. Matching to them, self-confidence is valuable because "it makes people happier", "it makes it easier to convince others (rightly or wrongly)" and improves "the individual's motivation to undertake assignments and persevere in the pursuit of his goals" (p. 877). Based on this conceptualization, it might be expected that more self-confident people may understand their environment more favourably than others and have more optimistic point of view about their future. Therefore, if a person has a high degree of self-confidence, the effectiveness of the proposed website link between educational support, structural support, relational support and entrepreneurial motive could also increase.



Entrepreneur Interest

Structural Support

Relational Support

Educational Support





Hypothesis 1: Entrepreneurial goal of university or college students positively relates with perceived educational support.

Hypothesis 2: Entrepreneurial goal relates with recognized structural support.

Hypothesis 3: The entrepreneurial intent positively relates to perceived relational support.

Moderating hypothesis: 1) The effectiveness of the relationship between entrepreneurial purpose and identified educational support is influenced by the level of self-confidence.

2)The effectiveness of the relationship between entrepreneurial intention and perceived structural support is affected by the amount of self-confidence.

3) The effectiveness of the relationship between entrepreneurial goal and recognized relational support is influenced by the amount of self-confidence.

3. 1 Research Design

3. 1. 1 Purpose of study

Fostering entrepreneurship requires a twofold policy that should focus on both current

situation and future possibility of entrepreneurship. Although many scholars and insurance plan makers spend their focus on the first foci of issue, it is similarly important to map out the future context of entrepreneurship. The purpose of this newspaper is to complete this void by analyzing the impacts of some contextual factors on entrepreneurial motive of university or college students.

3. 1. 2 Kind of investigation

The type if research because of this research is correlation study. It is because the research workers want to recognize the key of the factors or parameters 'associated with' the trouble. It is to determine whether relational support, organized support and educational support and the intent to become a business owner among learner is correlated. The researchers also want to know what will be the significant amount of the independent variables in the intention to become a business owner among student. If they're significant between both of these parameters, which among these three factors evaluated is the one that has the most significant relationship with it, which is another and which is the 3rd? It is to see if there is any relationship are present among the factors investigated. The response to this correlational analysis will help to determine the degree of the goal to become a business owner or to begin a company among UiTM students are inspired by the relational support, set up support and educational support.

3. 1. 3 Extend of researcher interference with the analysis.

We have study the objective among students towards entrepreneur. Quite simply, you want to execute a correlational analysis. Here, we will acquire data among UiTM students to point how much factors of relational, educational and structural effect these to have goal to be an entrepreneur or start the business enterprise. By correlating three variables the answer being sought can be found. In this case, beyond administering a questionnaire to the pupil, we've not interfered with the students` normal activities. Quite simply, our interference has been at minimal because the factors are beyond our control. It is depends upon each of respondents qualifications.

3. 1. 4 Review setting

The study environment of our research is field study. We want to analyze the partnership between the relational, structural and educational support with the intention to become a business owner. We make an effort to correlate between based mostly and independent factors by looking at if the respondents have high level of education, received full support from members of the family and also the economical situation as the objective to be an entrepreneur increase. Therefore this is a field review. Research here is done in a non contrived setting up with no interference with the five self-employed variables.

3. 1. 5 Device of analysis

In this study, you want to know factors that effect intent among customers of Bank or investment company Islam. For this purpose, data should be accumulated from the test which is 150 students and the devices of research are specific.

3. 1. 6 Time frame

The timeframe for our research is one-shot or cross-sectional studies. Time was accumulated from to students between September and October to study the factors that impact purpose among UiTM students to take part in entrepreneurship. This is because we just need to collect our data just once that is over an interval of weeks, to be able to answer the study question. Data regarding this research had not been gathered before, nor will they be collected again for this research.

3. 2 Sampling design/case

In our research, the sampling design that be utilized is non likelihood sampling which is convenience sampling. Convenience sampling identifies the collection of information from associates of the population who are conveniently open to provide it. We used these kinds of sampling design because it is the simplest way of getting basic information quickly and successfully and it is also less expensive. In addition, these types of sampling are the most easily accessible to your respondents as subject. These kinds of sampling are most often used through the exploratory stage of a research project. We don't have the knowledge or predetermine potential for respondents being determined as subject. In thousands of UiTM students, we have no idea who the 300 respondents are.

3. 3 Data Collection Method

3. 2. 1 Primary data

Primary data make reference to information obtained first-hand by the researcher on the variables appealing for the precise purpose of the analysis. With this research the sources from our most important data is our respondents where we obtained the data through the administered questionnaire.

3. 2. 2 Extra Data

Secondary data make reference to information compiled from options that already can be found. Our secondary source of data is through the examination of industry made available from the advertising in the internet which is at form of journal. These details gathered by someone other than the researcher. The features of seeking extra data options is cost savings time and costs of acquiring the information.

5. 00 Summary and Recommendation

5. 1 Conclusion

The results of study disclosed that only two subsets of proposed model were significant predictors of entrepreneurial motive. The first factor is educational support that shows mainly a supportive university or college environment. Based on the results, if the university provides satisfactory knowledge and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, the likelihood of choosing an entrepreneurial career might increase among teenagers. It is evident that this result confirms the main element role of education in the introduction of entrepreneurial goal. Therefore, in the light of the existing study, it could be explained that entrepreneurship can be fostered consequently of the learning process. This final result is not only interesting from the theoretical viewpoint, but it is also difficult for the educators and policy-makers. Since entrepreneurial activities have become vital to the economical development of a country, both of these groups might focus on the design of far better educational policies. Although there is absolutely no consensus on the content and structure of entrepreneurship education, the conclusions of current research showed that colleges should, at least, "encourage the development of creative ideas to get a business owner", "supply the necessary knowledge about entrepreneurship", and "develop the entrepreneurial skills". However, the effectiveness of the link between educational support and entrepreneurial motive was not troubled by the level of self-confidence. Second factor, which also emerged significant in the survey, is structural support. It is obvious that fostering entrepreneurship takes a more thorough support including the collaboration of most industries in the modern culture. Despite its weak explanatory ability, the examination also showed that this kind of structural support might have an impact on entrepreneurial motive of university or college students. One of the interesting brings about the analysis is the impact of moderating varying on the proposed link between identified structural support and entrepreneurial goal. The hypothesis test established that self-confident respondents perceive structural support more beneficial than others. In cases like this, the level of self- confidence might impact one's understanding on exterior environment. Although the structural conditions are similar for everyone surviving in the same framework, the perceptions, behaviour, and manners might vary. Therefore, the structural support for entrepreneurship is very significant to promote people to be a business owner. Another interesting consequence of survey appears when you compare the explanatory forces of educational and structural helps; the former has somewhat higher beta coefficient than the latter. In cases like this, educational support was identified more important than structural support. The possible reason for this result might be the timing distinctions between both of these support factors. It is clear that the key target of structural support is existing internet marketers in the economy. Although students are aware of this support, they could think that this type of large scale supports will affect them in the foreseeable future. On the other hand, educational support might be perceived as an immediate factor. Therefore, it is logical that the impact of educational support was greater than structural support.

5. 2 Limitation of study

The current review is at the mercy of some limitations. First of all, like the earlier studies in the books, the study focuses on the intentionality. It really is clear that intentions may not turn into actual behaviors in the foreseeable future. Therefore, even if one respondent explained a high entrepreneurial objective in the survey, s/he might choose a completely different career course in the foreseeable future. In fact, it has been a common problem for nearly all study in the books and currently there is no other accurate way to measure the tendency for entrepreneurship. Therefore, the assertions of respondents about their entrepreneurial purpose were taken as a reliable way to obtain information. However, it could be more beneficial to measure this changing through multiple items in order to reduce measurement error in the further studies. Since the collected data was predicated on the perceptions of the students, another limitation might look on a possible difference between "perceptions" and "reality". Certainly, there is always a risk that the perceptions of students on outdoors world might vary than the truth. The studies that try to show such realities may point out that, for occasion, the universities are successful to stimulate entrepreneurship or financial system are supporting business people sufficiently etc. These types of studies are highly valuable to take a picture of entrepreneurial environment. However, it is equally important to analyse how these given conditions are identified by entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneurs - even if they have limited understanding of outside world. The current study aims to comprehend the perceptions of students on the framework. Another limitation is that some factors in the model were broadly identified and so broadly measured in the review. For example, educational support factor were assessed through three broad statements, which determine the education support for revitalizing "strategies", providing "understanding of entrepreneurship", and producing "entrepreneurial skills and abilities". The main reason of such broadness is to increase the generalizability of the model and make it designed for the use of new studies in different contexts. When considering the variety of entrepreneurship education in all round the world, it could be more reasonable to analyse the general character of entrepreneurship education, rather than focusing on a specific framework. Since it is mentioned previously, there is a great variety among universities on the entrepreneurial education - even in the same country (GuЁ rol and Atsan, 2006, p. 27).

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