Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Business, Accounting and Economics, ICBAE 2020, 5 - 6 August 2020, Purwokerto, Indonesia

Research Article

Measuring Entrepreneurial Intention among University Students through Informal Education and Entrepreneurial Mindset

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-8-2020.2301199,
        author={Widjojo  Suprapto and Dhyah  Harjanti and Vernando Yosua Ginantha},
        title={Measuring Entrepreneurial Intention among University Students through Informal Education and Entrepreneurial Mindset},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Business, Accounting and Economics, ICBAE 2020,  5 - 6 August 2020, Purwokerto, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICBAE},
        year={2020},
        month={10},
        keywords={informal education business mindset business owner intention},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-8-2020.2301199}
    }
    
  • Widjojo Suprapto
    Dhyah Harjanti
    Vernando Yosua Ginantha
    Year: 2020
    Measuring Entrepreneurial Intention among University Students through Informal Education and Entrepreneurial Mindset
    ICBAE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-8-2020.2301199
Widjojo Suprapto1,*, Dhyah Harjanti1, Vernando Yosua Ginantha1
  • 1: Petra Christian University, Siwalankerto 121-131
*Contact email: joe.suprapto@petra.ac.id

Abstract

This is a preliminary study to look at the undergraduate students of Petra Christian University, whose major are not learning business and economics, whether they are eager to become entrepreneurs after being influenced by their family, peer groups, friends or other influential social factors. In this study, the social factors are considered as creating the informal education. The study also looks at the personal factors, which are reflected in their mindset and grit. The students, whose parents are mostly business owners, have a high intention to become entrepreneurs. As the data were collected from 103 students using questionnaires, the result shows that informal education and mindset have significant influences on entrepreneurial intention. Grit, or perseverance and persistence, strengthens the relationship between informal entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial intention. However, grit does not play any effect on the relationship between entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial intention.