New Search

Export article
Open Access

The antecedents of University Students' Entrepreneurship Intention. The Theory of Planned Behaviour Viewpoint

, Abdullah Promise Opute, Rylyne Nchu, Abiola Abimbola Babatunde, Charmaine Helena Iwu, Ikenna Franklin Eze
Harvard Deusto Business Research , Volume 9, pp 221-242; doi:10.48132/hdbr.305

Abstract: Finding out whether university students will take up entrepreneurship on graduation bodes well for any economy especially the developing ones. This is because it will help governments, and other stakeholders to plan better. Importantly, if university students embrace an entrepreneurial career, it will reduce unemployment and subsequently mitigate the scourge of poverty and inequality. This study was quantitative targeting university students to understand how they perceive entrepreneurship, what they think entrepreneurship is, what they consider as the factors that may discourage them from considering an entrepreneurial career, and also whether they think of themselves as capable of venturing into entrepreneurship. Using SPSS, we analyzed the data which affirmed the three hypotheses that student’s entrepreneurship intention can be positively and significantly motivated and persuaded. Also, the result confirmed that student’s entrepreneurship intention could be positively influenced by their perception of what entrepreneurship is and the perceived characteristics of an entrepreneur. Some further research directions as well as implications are flagged.
Keywords: career / university students / Entrepreneurial / planned / Considering / Entrepreneurship Intention

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

Share this article

Click here to see the statistics on "Harvard Deusto Business Research" .
Back to Top Top