Science and Engineering Students: Are They Entrepreneurial?

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A study was conducted to determine entrepreneurial intention of science and engineering students in Malaysian education system. Data were collected via questionnaire. Sample of the study comprised of seven hundred and fifteen students from normal secondary schools and technical secondary schools. The instrument has a high reliability values. Findings indicate that the students’ entrepreneurial intention is in the moderate to low category. They perceived that they have moderate support to be an entrepreneur and their attitude towards self-employment is moderate. This study suggests that science and engineering students need to be exposed to business management and entrepreneurial competencies so as to increase their entrepreneurial intention and efficacy.


Keywords: Entrepreneurial Intention, Entrepreneurial Self Efficacy, Social Support, Engineering Students
Stream: Adult, Vocational, Tertiary and Professional Learning
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Science and Engineering Students


Prof. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie

Professor, Department of Science and Technical Education,
Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia


Ref: L08P0814