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ERIC Number: EJ1105270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intention among Prospective Graduates of Higher Institutions Case of Wolaita Sodo University
Tegegn, Tesfahun; Paulos, Mesfin; Desalegn, Yonatan
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n16 p46-53 2016
This study entitled "Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intention among Prospective Graduates of Higher Institutions, Case of Wolaita Sodo University" aimed at profiling entrepreneurship among graduating class students at WSU and identify determinants of their entrepreneurial intentions. The study used survey design and collected information through structured questionnaire from prospective graduates who took entrepreneurship course at least once. The results of the study indicated that respondents were mainly male, between the ages of 21 and 24 years, with parents with primary education, and occupation in the private or self-employment sector. A simple linear regression revealed that father's education was a significant factor to improving entrepreneurship among young university students. Professional attraction, Locus of Control and Motivation for Achievement were identified as significant dimensions of entrepreneurship among the studied population. Based on these findings, the study recommends improving father's education and providing motivational trainings to prospective graduates of WSU using real life inspirational figures and entrepreneurs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia
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