Attitude to business reality, perceived value creation and subjective norms: how they impact on students of higher learning institutions’ self-employment intentions in Malaysia

Gafar, Mudashir and Wan Yusoff, Wan Fauziah and Kasim, Rozilah and Martin , David Juanil (2015) Attitude to business reality, perceived value creation and subjective norms: how they impact on students of higher learning institutions’ self-employment intentions in Malaysia. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (5). ISSN 20392117

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Abstract

The modern-day economy demands dynamic real estate entrepreneurial professionals as graduates’ job placement are becoming more competitive. The purpose of introducing entrepreneurship education into the Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs) is to boost the employability of the graduates but the realization of this purpose in some of the university’s programmes is still unclear. In this regard, this research employed the theory of planned behaviour to assess hypotheses of the role of attitude in business reality, perceived value creation perceptions and subjective norms in influencing the selfemployment intention of real estate management (REM) students. The hypotheses were tested using cross-sectional data from 408 REM students of the Malaysian public universities. The research findings reaffirmed that attitude to business reality and perceived value creation did play a significant role in explaining REM students’ self-employment intention while subjective norms had no significant impact. However, the role of attitude to behaviour in business reality acted to be more relevant. The implications of the research findings could impact educational policy, particularly, academic entrepreneurship education.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:entrepreneurship education; theory of planned behaviour; self-employment intention; structural equation modeling
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Property Management
ID Code:8213
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:31 Jul 2016 14:51
Last Modified:31 Jul 2016 14:51

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