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The Role of family influence, gender, and entrepreneurial education on Indonesian vocational students becoming entrepreneurs

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  • Maria Jacinta Arquisola

    (School of Business,President University, Kota Jababeka, Cikarang Baru, Bekasi,West Java 17550, Indonesia)

  • Iseu Adywianti Muanar

    (School of Business,President University, Kota Jababeka, Cikarang Baru, Bekasi,West Java 17550, Indonesia)

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The study analyzed whether family influence, gender, and entrepreneurial education would influence vocational students’ desire to become entrepreneurs. A survey was conducted in 6 vocational schools in Tasikmalaya, West Java, involving 246 vocational students. Using multiple regression analysis, findings show that entrepreneurial education has the highest influence (57.5%) shaping entrepreneurial intention among vocational students, while gender account for 30% influence on students’ entrepreneurial intention. Male and female students believed that they must be given the same opportunities for entrepreneurship, yet there are feminine and masculine attributes that differentiate successful entrepreneurial plans between genders. Lastly, findings show that family background has the least influence (16%) on entrepreneurial intentions. Respondents disclosed that there are many choices open to them aside from being entrepreneurs, and they would opt for this choice instead of following their parents. Nevertheless, they believe in family support through advice and access to capital. Implications for research, policy, and practice are discussed. This study has shown evidence that entrepreneurship can be a solution to Indonesia’s high unemployment problem for young vocational students, but this entails better entrepreneurial education, the provision of gender-equal opportunities for males and female students, and enhanced family support for entrepreneurial ventures. Key Words:Entrepreneurial Intention, Family Influence, Gender, Entrepreneurial Education, Vocational School, Indenosia

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  • Maria Jacinta Arquisola & Iseu Adywianti Muanar, 2019. "The Role of family influence, gender, and entrepreneurial education on Indonesian vocational students becoming entrepreneurs," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 8(5), pages 104-112, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:8:y:2019:i:5:p:104-112
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