READINESS TOWARDS ENTREPRENEURIAL PRACTICES: AN ANALYSIS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION AMONG UNISEL STUDENTS
The aims of this research are twofold: (a) to identify the level of intention to entrepreneurial practices based on different gender, age and faculty; and (b) to examine the influence of students’ readiness on entrepreneurial intention to practice among students at Universiti Selangor. 301 undergraduate students from four faculties at the Universiti Selangor are used as respondents for this study. The study finds that undergraduate students in the Universiti Selangor have moderate readiness toward entrepreneurial intention to practice in the future. This study signifies that personal attitude, perceived behavioral control, proactive personality and participation in entrepreneurial education positively enhance intention in entrepreneurial practice among students in the Universiti Selangor. Contrary, social norms do not a significant factor in entrepreneurial intention to practice. Perhaps, the students still not facing social pressure and nowadays they would prefer to be independent when making decisions about their future undertaking. This result is consistent with the Theory of Planned Behavior relating to the transformation of entrepreneurial intentions towards actions.
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