Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy of Vocational and Technical Secondary School Students

By Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie, Afsaneh Bagheri and Zaidatol Haslinda Abdullah Sani.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Entrepreneurial self-efficacy of school students has been under investigation as one of the influential factors to ultimately become an entrepreneur. However, little is known about self-efficacy of technical and vocational schools to choose entrepreneurship as their future career path. In this study, entrepreneurial self-efficacy of vocational and technical secondary school students in central zone of Malaysia was identified through employing a survey method. Students’ mean score for entrepreneurial self-efficacy is in the moderate to high level, ranging from 3.57 to 3.75. For the Malay students, the mean score for developing new product and market opportunities, building an innovative environment, initiating investors relationship, defining core purposes as well as developing critical human resource were significantly higher compared to non-Malay students. The implications of the findings for policy makers and educators are discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, Vocational Students, and Technical Students

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp.21-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.170MB).

Prof. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie

Professor, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship Education, Department of Science and Technical Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie is a lecturer of entrepreneurship education at Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia. She has been teaching for 27 years at this institution.

Afsaneh Bagheri

University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Zaidatol Haslinda Abdullah Sani

INTI University College, Selangor, Malaysia


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