Factors that influence UiTM Shah Alam graduates in choosing entrepreneur as a career / Nur Afifah Yusoff

Yusoff, Nur Afifah (2018) Factors that influence UiTM Shah Alam graduates in choosing entrepreneur as a career / Nur Afifah Yusoff. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


There are still many unemployed graduates even though they have graduated from IPT for several years. The current unemployment problem can be overcome by making entrepreneurship as a career that provides a wider and potentially higher opportunity for exploration. This study discusses the factors that influence UiTM graduates in choosing entrepreneurs as a career. There are four factors that focus on this study, namely skills factor, attitudes factor, motivation factors and background factors. The sample of this study consists of 60 graduates of UiTM Shah Alam who conduct business throughout Malaysia. This study is a descriptive research and uses questionnaires as a research instrument. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistic and statistical inferential which are frequency, mean score and Pearson correlation using Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS) version 20.0. The results showed that the mean score for skills factor, attitude factor and motivation factor was high at 4.09, 4.06 and4.14. Meanwhile, for background factors that include family background, education and experience show a moderate mean score of 3.46. This study also shows that there is no significant relationship between the age and the four factors mentioned above that affect someone to choose entrepreneurship as a career. In conclusion, skills, attitudes and motivation factors are the major factors affecting UiTM Shah Alam graduates in choosing entrepreneurship as a career.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Yusoff, Nur Afifah
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Nik Abdullah, Nik Kamaliah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS)
Programme: Bachelor in Muamalat- IC210
Keywords: Graduates, Entrepreneur, Career
Date: July 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/56781
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