Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intention of Tarcha Industrial College Students of Dawro Zone

Samuel Batisa


The main objective for this study is to understand how personality trait, social norm financial access, education and training, and government administration affect entrepreneurial intention of college students. Five departments were purposively selected and Stratified sampling technique was employed to draw sample from population for this particular study. The quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed as research design. The study was used both primary and secondary data. The primary data for this study was gathered by distributing 238 survey questionnaires and 226 questionnaires were returned by sample respondents from total number of 590 population of selected TVET Colleges of Dawro Zone, (Tercha industrial College,). The collected data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and multiple regressions. The multiple regression result shows that personality trait, social norm, education and training, financial access and government administration were significantly influence entrepreneurial intention whereas, social norm have no significant relationship with entrepreneurial intention. The finding specifically imply that TVET Colleges are advised to give attention to the impact of  educational and training influences and  identify the way to enhance students confidence to perform entrepreneurial roles through development of entrepreneurship center and methods of teaching to guides and encourage students to pursue their own ideas. Finally, Ethiopian ministry of education, TVET Agency is expected to look at TVET Competence to improve entrepreneurial intention of the students.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial intention, Determinants, Personality trait, Social norm, Education and training, financial access and Government administration.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/11-34-04

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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