Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (Print ISSN: 1078-4950; Online ISSN: 1532-5822)


Critical Thinking Education in the Development of Entrepreneurial Intentions in Science Students, Cairo University Case Study

Author(s): Hamed A Ead, Sahar A Fadlallah, Hossam M Hassan and Heba M Fahmy

Recent work on the subject has confirmed that critical thinking skills are among the most important skills for developing students’ personalities, rendering them capable of entrepreneurship, and to avoiding problems that have a direct and negative impact on society and the economy. This study evaluated the ability of the science students studying at Cairo University with respect to entrepreneurship in relation to quantitative measurements of their critical thinking skills. To achieve this aim, the authors used a prepared questionnaire consisting of four sets of questions, where each set included five questions. The four sets evaluated students’ effective thinking skills, problem solving skills, entrepreneurship skills, and relationships between thinking and entrepreneurship. With 300 male and female students, a quantitative research methodology was applied. The authors used the IBM-SPSS software to analyze the collected data. The results reflect the importance of this study for critical thinking among science students, indicating a significant impact on their attitudes regarding their acquisition of entrepreneurial skills. It was concluded that if today’s students are to become entrepreneurs of tomorrow, they must learn to think critically, as this will help them evaluate their opportunities. These findings will be of interest to policymakers, practitioners, and researchers who are working to shape the entrepreneurial intent of university students.

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