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Self-Perceived Entrepreneurship Skills for Undergraduates of Private University in Malaysia

Leow Meng Chew1, Lau Siong Hoe1, Tan Choo Kim1 and Lillian Wang Yee Kiaw1
  • 1 Multimedia University, Malaysia
American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 6, 2016, 715-725

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.715.725

Submitted On: 9 March 2016 Published On: 3 June 2016

How to Cite: Chew, L. M., Hoe, L. S., Kim, T. C. & Yee Kiaw, L. W. (2016). Self-Perceived Entrepreneurship Skills for Undergraduates of Private University in Malaysia. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(6), 715-725. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.715.725

Abstract

This study was conducted on a random group of undergraduates in one of the private university in Malaysia to assess the self-perceived entrepreneurial skills of the undergraduates. As there was no standard instrument for this purpose, a simple questionnaire consisting of twelve questions was devised and used. The results were analyzed and reported by running the data in a few common statistical tests including the one-sample t-test, independent samples t-test and the one-way ANOVA. The perceived entrepreneurial skills were compared among the academic age groups and between genders. The study concluded that students in the private university are moderately confident that they are equipped with entrepreneurial skills to face the challenges upon graduation and in life. There were observable effect of the university endeavor in instilling entrepreneurial skills among its students specifically in term of the students' perception of themselves equipped with these entrepreneurial skills. Students were also found to be more confident that they were having more entrepreneurial skills as they mature through the academic years. Males were found to be more entrepreneurial compared to females. Future works along the line include expanding the survey to more samples from other universities and longitudinal study after graduation.

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Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship Developments
  • Gender Studies
  • Improving Classroom Teaching
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Game-Based Learning