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Title Determinants of entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions among high school students in Iligan City, Southern Philippines
Posted by Pamela Resurreccion
Authors Resurreccion, Pamela
Publication date 2011
Journal The Mindanao Forum
Volume XXIV
Issue 2
Pages 89-117
Publisher MSU-IIT
Abstract Entrepreneurship has been considered by a lot of developing and underdeveloped countries as one possible solution to address poverty issues. Many governments have not been remiss in initiating programs and campaigns to promote entrepreneurial activities, especially among the young to encourage them to be active contributors to the thrust of poverty alleviation. Despite these efforts, mindsets of students still appear to be focused on corporate employment. This study inquires into possible factors influencing entrepreneurial attitudes and ultimately their intention to pursue an entrepreneurial career. By using correlation statistics, it was found that mother's occupation; father's highest level of education attained; curriculum; how important determination, persistence, interest, and energy are to respondents; self-ratings on intelligence and honesty; how strongly respondents agree that starting a business would mean they could work the hours they want and have the control that comes from being one's own boss; and how strongly they agree that a business degree is necessary to start a business all have positive relationships with the students intention to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. It was further found that students generally have a favorable attitude towards entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.
Index terms / Keywords entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurial attitudes, youth entrepreneurship