Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


The Intentions to Become Entrepreneurs in the Indonesian Vocational School Graduates

Author(s): Silverius Y. Soeharso and Benedicta Prihatin Dwi Riyanti

The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which people, especially fresh graduates in Indonesia, have the intention to become an entrepreneur and to find out how much influence attitudes towards entrepreneurship, subjective norms, and perceptions of behavioral control have on their intentions to become entrepreneurs. The results showed that there is a significant influence on attitudes towards entrepreneurship, subjective norm, and perceived behavior control on vocational graduates in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. This study shows that the subjective norm has the largest contribution to the intention to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship education has been shown to have a significant influence on the emergence of intentions to become entrepreneurs on the learner. Therefore, the government needs to be more serious in dealing with the curriculum and the learning process on entrepreneurship in vocational subjects. In addition, the curriculum subjects of entrepreneurship should be integrated with the business needs of daily life within the scope of the school for the cooperation with other areas teachers need to be done to form the competencies that needed to become entrepreneurs.

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