• Kokobe Seyoum Alemu Ambo University
  • Kebede Tefera Ashagre Rift Valley University


As argued elsewhere, the intention to behave entrepreneurially depends on the human capital of the individual. Here we argue that human capital includes not only personal abilities and social capital but also innate attitudes to aspects of entrepreneurship, such as independence, firm ownership and risk. The research study evaluated the Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intent among University Students with the intention to identify those factors that push individuals to become entrepreneur. A structured self administered questionnaire was distributed to 265 students of Ambo universities when the students finished their academic program and thinking of about employment in May, 2015. Data were analyzed using factor analysis with the help of SPSS 20 version. The study revealed that factors like Risk-taking propensity, Cultural influences, Attitude toward entrepreneurship, Family back ground, Locus of control, Perceived support and Perceived barriers influences an individual to became an entrepreneur


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How to Cite

Alemu, K. S., & Ashagre, K. T. (2016). DETERMINANTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENT AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A CASE OF AMBO UNIVERSITY. Journal of Asian and African Social Science and Humanities, 1(3), 117–131. Retrieved from