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Entrepreneurial skill acquisition and youth's self-employment in Malaysia: how far?


Isidore Ekpe and Razli Che Razak and Mohammad Ismail and Zulhamri Abdullah (2015) Entrepreneurial skill acquisition and youth's self-employment in Malaysia: how far? Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (4). pp. 150-154. ISSN 2039-2117


The objective of this study was to examine the moderating effect of self-motivation on the relationship between entrepreneurial skill acquisition and self-employment practice among graduates from Malaysian public universities. It is a known fact that youth enterprises could generate employment opportunites and lead to economic growth of a country; however, researches have reported that most of entrepreneurship graduates from Malaysian universities do not go into entrepreneurship practice five years after graduation. To test this relationship, a conceptual model was developed based on Ajzen (1991) theory. The study recommended that Malaysian government and community leaders should draft appropriate strategies (for example counseling in school), that will encourage and engender greater participation of the youths in self employment practice.

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Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Collection Type: Institution
Date: 2015
Journal or Publication Title: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
ISSN: 2039-2117
Uncontrolled Keywords: Skill acquisition, self-motivation, self-employment, Malaysian universities graduates
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business
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