Entrepreneurship Intention among Open University Malaysia (OUM) learners

CHEA, CHIAM CHOOI (0005) Entrepreneurship Intention among Open University Malaysia (OUM) learners. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Management.

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Abstract

Malaysia has setup many policies and provides aid to local entrepreneurs. In tandem with this, Ministry of Education in Malaysia has included entrepreneurship as part of the syllabus in higher learning education in order to foster local entrepreneurs among learners because they realized the importance of entrepreneurship in contributing to the nation economic growth and in job creation for the country. Entrepreneurship education has become an important curriculum in the higher education institutions in Malaysia (Ismail et al., 2009) and a core subject for most programmes in Malaysia. A subject by itself, entrepreneurship, has been embedded into the programmes and entrepreneurship is offered as a programme even in several public and private higher education providers, Open University Malaysia (OUM) too has a course under the university compulsory category in the academic for all offered programme in the curriculum called Entrepreneurship with code OUMM2103. This course has become popular and receptive by the undergraduates in OUM. Entrepreneurship education has now become an essential component to cultivate the potential entrepreneurs in the higher learning institutions. This study aims to investigate the factors which will influence the entrepreneurship intention among OUM learners using structural equation modeling (SEM). There is a significant influence of attitude and perceive behavioural control to entrepreneurship intention. The results of these findings will be able to assist educators to fulfill their responsibilities to help learners to develop their abilities and skills to produce a higher rate of entrepreneurs in the nation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship, structural equation modelling (SEM), entrepreneurship intention, theory of planned behaviour
Depositing User: MR. ADNAN YAHYA
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 0005
Last Modified: 15 Oct 0005
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/116088

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