Students’ Intention Towards Entrepreneurship as a Career: A Case of University Students


  • Kartini Mat Rashid Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Terengganu
  • Azlina Shamsudin Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Terengganu
  • Nasiha Abdullah Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Terengganu
  • Norchahaya Johar Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Terengganu
  • Zuraini Jusoh Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Terengganu



Student Intention, Entrepreneurship, Social Environment, Knowledge Management


Apart of the total unemployed in Malaysia are university graduates, while close to half the graduates of public universities are working in mismatched occupations, totally unrelated to their formal training. To overcome this issue, the best solutions is involvement in entrepreneurial. Therefore, this study aims to examine the student intention towards entrepreneurship. The data were collected from questionnaires that have been distributed to diploma and degree students in UiTM Terengganu. The questionnaires were tested on 300 respondents. The study found that the social environment and knowledge management are significant with student intention. The result for all independent variables shows positive relationship with dependent variable.


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