Factors affecting Entrepreneurship Intention in Indonesia: Perception of Vocational High School Students

Achmad Imam Agung, Amat Mukhadis, Eddy Sutadji, Purnomo

Entrepreneurship education in vocational high schools is needed. The purpose of vocational education is to equip students to enter the workforce, to develop professional attitudes, and to have life skills. One way is to provide an understanding of how to create and to encourage the birth of potential new independent young entrepreneurs. The purpose of the research is to identify the determinants of entrepreneurial interest, which can be interpreted as the process of finding information that is used to achieve the objectives of forming new entrepreneurs. The formation of attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge about entrepreneurship will influence the tendency to open new businesses in the future. The study is a preliminary survey to explore information about gender, age, education, and work experience of 130 respondents. The analysis of the research was carried out using a multiple regression test. The conclusion shows that self-efficacy influences students' entrepreneurial interests in Indonesia. It is proven that self-efficacy affects student interest. Educational background is also a determining factor in student interest. Achievement, age, and gender are not significantly proven as predictors of entrepreneurial interest. The results of the regression analysis show that the variables related to personality and demographics together significantly determined entrepreneurial interest.

Volume 12 | Issue 2

Pages: 3123-3127

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201432