Influence of Demographic Factors on the Entrepreneurial Intentions of Business Students in Nepal
Keywords:Entrepreneurial Intention, Age, Gender, Education
Entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly popular in educational institutions worldwide. The aim is to familiarize students with the topic and potentially strengthen their desire to become entrepreneurs. Research has shown that a person’s behavior is influenced by their intention, which makes it essential for researchers to examine the factors that contribute to the development of intention. This research is focusing on how certain demographic factors can affect the desire of Nepali business students to become entrepreneurs. The study involved 343 MBA students from 13 business schools in Kathmandu City who were given a self-administered questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using Independent Sample T-test and One-way ANOVA. The demographic factors that were considered in the study include gender, age, marital status, working experience, and prior exposure to entrepreneurship courses. The findings suggest that male students have a slightly greater inclination toward entrepreneurship. Age, marital status, and prior work experience show practically no impact. We also found no relationship between entrepreneurial intention and prior exposure to entrepreneurship courses. The findings clearly contradict the currently available literature demonstrating the significance of all these influencing factors. The study provides possibilities for future studies and practical applications for policymakers and professionals in the field.
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