ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY OF A PRIVATE INDONESIAN UNIVERSITY

  • Anggraeni Permatasari President University, Faculty of Business, Bekasi
  • Arisda Agustina President University, Faculty of Business, Bekasi

Abstract

Most universities or higher education institutions in Indonesia are developing an effective program supporting their students to become entrepreneurs. They believe that entrepreneurial behaviour can be developed through entrepreneurship education. Therefore, these universities continually improve their entrepreneurship curriculum by integrating theoretical entrepreneurship concepts and practical contexts within such education. The purpose of the research reported here is to compare the effects of personality trait dimensions on student’s entrepreneurial ambitions and their behavior. The study used personality trait dimensions such as internal locus of control, need for achievement, risk tolerance and entrepreneurial awareness as independent variables. Quantitative methods, including Structural Equation Modelling (SEM), were applied for the purposes of data analysis. The research populations consisted of final year undergraduate students who had already undergone an entrepreneurship learning program in Indonesia. Data collection employed questionnaires distributed to undergraduate students drawn from three different faculties: Business Studies, Social Studies and Engineering, within private universities. The measurement instrument consisted of a Likert scale 1-7. The results demonstrated that private university-sector entrepreneurial education, by enhancing certain personality traits, has significant effects on the entrepreneurial behavior of students. The research findings can be used to monitor and evaluate the entrepreneurial learning process within higher education. The implications can be used for policy makers and educators to add value at the design stage of entrepreneurship course syllabi within higher education institutions.


Keywords— Entrepreneurship Education, Higher Entrepreneurial Institution, Students Entrepreneurial Behaviour, Entrepreneurial Intention, Personality Traits, Indonesia Education


Abstrak


Sebagian besar perguruan tinggi di Indonesia sedang mengembangkan program kewirausahaan yang efektif untuk menciptakan pengusaha. Perguruan tinggi percaya bahwa perilaku kewirausahaan dapat dikembangkan melalui program pendidikan kewirausahaan Oleh karena itu, perguruan tinggi mengintegrasikan konsep teoritis dan konteks praktis ke dalam pengembangan kurikulum kewirausahaannya. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh dimensi kepribadian terhadap minat dan perilaku kewirausahaan mahasiswa pada salah satu perguruan tinggi swasta di Indonesia. Populasi dalam penelitian ini adalah mahasiswa tingkat akhir yang telah mengikuti program kewirausahaan. Pengumpulan data menggunakan kuesioner yang disebarkan kepada mahasiswa program sarjana dari tiga fakultas yang berbeda, yaitu studi bisnis, ilmu Sosial dan teknik, setelah itu data dianalisa menggunakan Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pendidikan wirausaha yang menekankan pada sifat kepribadian wirausaha terbukti memiliki pengaruh signifikan terhadap perilaku kewirausahaan siswa. Temuan penelitian ini dapat digunakan untuk memonitor dan mengevaluasi proses belajar mengajar kewirausahaan pada perguruan tinggi di Indonesia.


Kata kunci— Pendidikan Kewirausahaan, Perguruan Tinggi Wirausaha, Perilaku Wirausaha, Minat Wirausaha Mahasiswa, Sifat Kepribadian

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Published
2018-10-03
How to Cite
PERMATASARI, Anggraeni; AGUSTINA, Arisda. ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY OF A PRIVATE INDONESIAN UNIVERSITY. Jurnal Manajemen Indonesia, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 2, p. 94-104, oct. 2018. ISSN 2502-3713. Available at: <http://journals.telkomuniversity.ac.id/ijm/article/view/1172>. Date accessed: 15 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25124/jmi.v18i2.1172.