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Drivers of entrepreneurial intention among economics students in Indonesia





Objective: The objective of the article is to investigate the impact factors on entrepreneurial intention among economics students in Indonesia. It examines how culture, attitude, and entrepreneurship education affect students’ entrepreneurial intention.

Research Design & Methods: The study applied a quantitative method using structural equation modelling. A questionnaire survey was done using a sample of 376 economics students in Malang of East Java, Indonesia.

Findings: The findings confirmed that entrepreneurial culture and attitude have successfully affected students’ intention of being entrepreneurs. The results of this study indicated the essential role of entrepreneurial attitude in mediating the relationship between entrepreneurial culture, entrepreneurial education, and intention to become an entrepreneur.

Implications & Recommendations: These findings suggest several actions for both universities and the Indonesian government to elaborate the entrepreneurship education model, which applied more practical experience instead of classroom theories.

Contribution & Value Added: The study further elaborated the scholarly understanding of driving factors of students’ intention to become entrepreneurs.


entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurial intention; entrepreneurial attitude; entrepreneurial culture; students’ intention

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Author Biography

Ludi Wishnu Wardana

Associate Professor of entrepreneurship education at the Faculty of Economics of the Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia. He is interested in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. He contributes as editor and reviewer in various journals.
Correspondence to: Dr. Ludi Wishnu Wardana, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5 Malang 65145, Indonesia e-mail:

Bagus Shandy Narmaditya

lecturer at Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia. He graduated his bachelor and master degree in Economic Education Program at Universitas Negeri Malang. His research focus in economic education, entrepreneurship education, and economic welfare. He participated at the GSE summer school at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. He also actively participated in international conferences in various countries such as in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hongkong, and Japan

Agus Wibowo

Assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Faculty of Economics Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a doctoral candidate in Economic Education, Universitas Negeri Malang. His concerned as editor and reviewer in several social sciences journal and focused on entrepreneurship education and economic education. Research interests: entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; education.

. Fitriana

Student at Faculty of Economics Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia. She concerned in assisting of the research in the field of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education.
Correspondence to: Fitirana, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5 Malang
65145, Indonesia e-mail:


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