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Buchta Krystyna (Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw), Jakubiak Monika (Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin), Skiert Małgorzata (Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw), Turosz Maria Anna (Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw)
The Role of Higher Education in Developing Students' Entrepreneurial Intentions
Horyzonty Wychowania, 2016, vol. 15, nr 33, s. 103-117, wykr., tab., bibliogr. 27 poz.
Horizons of Education
Issue title
Philosophy of Education Today
Przedsiębiorczość, Edukacja przedsiębiorcza, Szkolnictwo wyższe, Edukacja w zakresie przedsiębiorczości
Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial education, Higher education, Entrepreneurship education
summ.; The study was conducted in the framework of DS.117 statutory research project financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present paper is to determine the role of higher education in shaping students' entrepreneurial intentions and attitudes. The analysis encompassed opinions of students representing two academic environments. Research problem and methods: The research problem presents in determining the extent of discrepancy between the level of entrepreneurial intentions and attitudes of students representing the selected universities. Authors applied the diagnostic poll method with questionnaire technique. A comparative analysis of students' declared inclinations towards entrepreneurial behaviour and pro-entrepreneurial attitudes was conducted. Research process: Authors begin with a theoretical introduction into the research issue. Next, empirical study's results are presented. The analyses focus on determining the level of diversity as regards entrepreneurial behaviours of students representing the selected universities and establishing determinants of their pro-entrepreneurial attitudes. The selected characteristics of students' entrepreneurial intentions were taken into consideration- plans regarding an own business, competences fundamental for undertaking own initiatives and consequences associated with running an own business, as well as inclinations towards taking various types of extra-curricular activities. Research results: As a result of the analysis, authors came to the conclusion that universities do not undertake sufficient part in shaping students' entrepreneurial intentions and attitudes. Conclusions, innovations, recommendations: In conclusion, authors recommend specific educational and advisory programs in entrepreneurship to be implemented at the selected universities. They also advocate the application of active forms of teaching, which would foster students' entrepreneurial intentions and attitudes. (original abstract)
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