LEVEL OF READINESS TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS AMONG LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMMES PARTICIPANTS IN MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES

  • Noorazman Bin Abd Samad Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
  • Mohd Shahzuan Bin Ghazalan Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
  • W Mohd Rashid Bin W Ahmad Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
  • Affero Bin Ismail Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
  • Hairuddin Bin Harun Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
  • Mohd Erfy Bin Ismail Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
  • Mohd Hasril Bin Amiruddin Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
  • & Nizamuddin Bin Razali Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Keywords: Entrepreneurial readiness, lifelong learning, entrepreneurship, community colleges

Abstract

An entrepreneur needs to be physically and mentally prepared, with creative thinking skills, risk taker attitudes, as well as being a wise decision maker. Individuals aiming to be successful entrepreneurs need to have adequate entrepreneurial readiness with respect to knowledge, interests, motivation and abilities. The purpose of the research is to measure the level of readiness towards becoming entrepreneurs among participants of the lifelong learning programme in Malaysian community colleges. This research focuses on four elements of readiness comprising knowledge, interest, motivation and ability which were measured using a self-perception questionnaire. The sample for this research consisted of 236 participants from 305 students in the Lifelong Learning (LL) programme for Pastry making at Malaysian community colleges under the Ministry of Education. Data were analysed using mean and Kruskal Wallis test. The data analyses results show that the level of readiness from the aspect of knowledge (M = 3.67, SD = 0.58) is moderate, interest (M = 4.13, SD = 0.55) is high, motivation (M = 4.13, SD = 0.55) is high and ability (M = 3.8852, SD = 0.64) is moderate. No difference was found on entrepreneurial readiness between participants of different age groups indicating that age may not be a contributing factor towards entrepreneurship among pastry making LL programme participants.  

Author Biographies

Noorazman Bin Abd Samad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM Parit Raja Batu Pahat, Johor
Mohd Shahzuan Bin Ghazalan, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM Parit Raja Batu Pahat, Johor
W Mohd Rashid Bin W Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM Parit Raja Batu Pahat, Johor
Affero Bin Ismail, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM Parit Raja Batu Pahat, Johor
Hairuddin Bin Harun, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM Parit Raja Batu Pahat, Johor
Mohd Erfy Bin Ismail, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM Parit Raja Batu Pahat, Johor
Mohd Hasril Bin Amiruddin, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM Parit Raja Batu Pahat, Johor
& Nizamuddin Bin Razali, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) 86400 Parit Raja Batu Pahat Johor
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, UTHM Parit Raja Batu Pahat, Johor
Published
2019-03-17
How to Cite
Abd Samad, N. B., Ghazalan, M. S. B., W Ahmad, W. M. R. B., Ismail, A. B., Harun, H. B., Ismail, M. E. B., Amiruddin, M. H. B., & Razali, & N. B. (2019). LEVEL OF READINESS TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS AMONG LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMMES PARTICIPANTS IN MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 11(1). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET/article/view/3228
Section
SPECIAL ISSUE 2019 (1)