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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

Entrepreneurship intentions of postgraduate agricultural students of SKUAST-K in Kashmir

Author(s):

Shazia Tariq, Rizwana Malik, Tasaduq H Shah, TA Rather, Ishrat Aishi and MA Islam

Abstract:
Large-scale unemployment among the educated groups has become today’s basic socioeconomic problem increasing economic instability, aggravating national development and depriving people of the dignity and satisfaction. Thus, considering the context of entrepreneurship in higher education is necessary to keep pace with the challenges of unemployment. The study investigated the extent of entrepreneurial intention and perceptions on the dimensions of entrepreneurial intention among the postgraduate agricultural students of SKUAST-K in Kashmir. Multistage random sampling technique was employed to select the sample of 120 postgraduate agricultural students from the 4 selected faculties. Data were collected using a pretested structured interview schedule. Simple descriptive statistics were used in data analysis. Results revealed that majority of the respondents (72.50%) had medium level of entrepreneurial intention. The statement “I agree that, being an entrepreneur would entail greater satisfaction” with weighted mean score (W.M.S.)-3.99 was viewed as the most favourable attitude while the statement “do you agree that, your friends see entrepreneurship as a logical choice?” (W.M.S.-3.62) was identified as main subjective norm. Further, the statement “if I want I could become self-employed after my studies” (W.M.S.-3.64) was adjudged as strong perceived behavioural control whereasthe statement “do you agree that, more entrepreneurial and business educational programmes at campus would help students to start a business?” (W.M.S.-4.26) wasseen as chief entrepreneurial education. Among the personality traits, the statement “I like to do/try new things” (W.M.S.-4.29) was entailed highest rank. To achieve the socioeconomic development and livelihood diversification objectives, policy must be directed towards the entrepreneurship development among the agricultural students.

Pages: 114-118  |  969 Views  360 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Shazia Tariq, Rizwana Malik, Tasaduq H Shah, TA Rather, Ishrat Aishi and MA Islam. Entrepreneurship intentions of postgraduate agricultural students of SKUAST-K in Kashmir. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):114-118.

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