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Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Intention of Under Graduate Students: A Case Study of Arba Minch University-Ethiopia

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 9)

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Page : 296-305

Keywords : Attitude; Behavior; Subjective norm; Perceived Behavioral Control; Psychological Well-being; Instrumental readiness; Entrepreneurial Intention;

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This research aims to examine the Factors affecting entrepreneurial intention of graduate students in case of Arba Minch University Entrepreneurial Intention is be a preceding and determining factor for engaging in business behaviors, the intention to undertake a specific behavior will depend on the attitudes of persons to such behaviors and more favorable attitudes will foster more viable intentions to implement a specific behavior and vice-versa. Based on entrepreneurship research models Theory of planned behavior (TPB) became one of the main theoretical models and adopted widely for research projects approaching Entrepreneurial Intention. For the sake of achieving objectives of the study, information gathered through questionnaire from 360 students and analysed using statistical analysis. The respondents were selected using stratified sampling followed by simple random sampling technique and a quantitative research approach was employed. The major findings of this study are a positive relationship between attitude towards behavior, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, instrumental readiness and psychological well beings with entrepreneurial intention. Results revealed that there is significance difference between male and female, student who have taken entrepreneurship course and the student who have not taken the course and the students who have friends with business background and the student who havent friends with business background towards entrepreneurial intention and significant differences were found among family business background. Moreover, the students differed significantly in Entrepreneurial intention based on field of study. The results of multiple linear regression showed attitude towards behavior has the highest effect on entrepreneurial intention and psychological wellbeing was the lowest predictor. Based on findings, recommendations to policy makers and suggestions for other researchers are forwarded.

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