Factors Influencing Intention to Become Agropreneur Among Youths


  • Sylvia Nabila Azwa Ambad
  • Viduriati Sumin
  • Abdul Aziz Karia
  • Taufik Abdul Hakim
  • Imelda Albert Gisip




Agropreneur, Agropreneurship Intention, Agricultural Entrepreneurship, Agro-Based Industry, Entrepreneurship Intention


The objective of this research is to examine the relationship between Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC), and Shapero’s Entrepreneurial Event Theory (SEET) on the youth’s intention to be involved in agropreneurship. The data were collected by the self-reported in-person and electronic questionnaires from 269 youth in Sabah, Malaysia. The results revealed that realistic, investigative, enterprising and SEET plays a significant role in agropreneurship intention. Research on agropreneurship is still lacking, and to date, only a few studies have been published. The findings of this study enrich the existing literature, especially in Malaysia’s context. At the same time, this study assists the government and its agencies to identify and strengthen youth participation in the agriculture sector.


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