Engineering Students' Entrepreneurial Intentions: Comparison Analysis between University and Polytechnic
Authors: Safaruddin, Liwat Tarigan, Efni Siregar
Abstract: Comparing Entrepreneurial Intentions (EI) between Engineering students from University and Polytechnic is the focus of this research. The problem to be discussed is looking for the influence between Attitude, subjective norms, and Perceived Behavioural Control (PBC) factors based on Theory Planned Behaviour (TPB) on Entrepreneurship Education (EE) and Entrepreneurial Intention (EI). The aim of this study to enrich Entrepreneurship Education (EE) methods and modules. The population in this study were engineering students at public Polytechnics and Universities in Medan, North Sumatera. The study used a convenience sampling technique with respondents as many as 255 engineering students of University and Polytechnics in Medan city. Data analysis techniques used SmartPLS 3.2.1 software. The analysis results divided into two parts; a model for University Engineering students and a model for Polytechnic students. The results obtained to state that for direct influence, only the Perceived Behaviour Control (PBC) variable has the most positive and significant impact on Entrepreneurship Education (EE) and Entrepreneurial intentions (EI) for Engineering student at the University and Polytechnic. Meanwhile, only Attitude and PBC has a significant effect on Entrepreneurial Intention (EI) with Entrepreneurship Education (EE) as a moderating variable of students of the University.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Intentions, Entrepreneurship Education, Theory Planned Behaviour (TPB), Engineering Students
Paper Id: 870
Published On: 2021-03-07
Published In: Volume 9, Issue 2, March-April 2021
Cite This: Engineering Students' Entrepreneurial Intentions: Comparison Analysis between University and Polytechnic - Safaruddin, Liwat Tarigan, Efni Siregar - IJIRMPS Volume 9, Issue 2, March-April 2021.