SELF-ASSESSMENT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES OF STUDENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATIONJournal: Zbornik Veleučilišta u Rijeci - Journal of the Polytechnic of Rijeka (Vol.9, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2021-05-24
Authors : Helena Šlogar; Nebojša Stanić; Krešimir Jerin;
Page : 79-95
Keywords : entrepreneurial competencies; students; gender; study; entrepreneurship;
Entrepreneurship has become an important academic field leading to a growing interest of scientists in the study, development and evaluation of entrepreneurial competencies of young people. Business based aspects of entrepreneurial competencies relate to the development of personality traits, student skills that influence one's personal development for successful entrepreneurs. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the entrepreneurial competencies of students during their studies and how they relate to their socio-demographic characteristics. The research was conducted in November 2019 on a sample of 172 respondents and included first-year undergraduate students of business economics and undergraduate studies of digital marketing at institution of higher education. The results of the research show a positive statistically significant correlation between all entrepreneurial competencies of students. Statistically significant differences in entrepreneurial competencies according to the gender of students were found. And finally, statistically, significant differences in entrepreneurial competencies between undergraduate students of business economics and undergraduate studies in digital marketing were shown. It is expected of students with a higher degree of management competencies attending entrepreneurial education more capable of becoming future entrepreneurs. The primary contribution of this paper is to point out the need to increase student's awareness of the positive impact of entrepreneurial education programs that contribute to the development of such competencies.
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