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description Conference paper public Seminar Nasional Competitive Advantage 2012

Karakteristik Jiwa Kewirausahaan Mahasiswa Universitas Trunojoyo Madura

Taufik Rizal Dwi Adi Nugroho
Published 2012

Abstract

Enterpreneurship education is becoming one main concern at University of Trunojoyo Madura. Through this education, it is expected to be a basic skill for the students to be an enterpreneur in their life, now and future.This policy is in line with the program launched by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture in term of Students’ Enterpreneurship Program. This program is conducted in all higher education institutions in Indonesia including University of Trunojoyo Madura. Students’ Enterpreneurship Program aims at providing some basic knowledge and skills of enterpreneurship based on science and technology to the university students in order to become a formidable and successful enterpreneur to face the global competition. There are only few students of University of Trunojoyo Madura utilize themselves to take advantages from the enterpreneurship education provided by the university as a good opportunity to become an enterpreneur. Based on the fact, the study is conducted to identify the characteristics of students’ enterpreneurship at University of Trunojoyo Madura. The variables observed consist of the characteristics of enterpreneurship. They are achievement impulse, sense of responsibility, attitude toward risk, self-confidence, the use of feedback, long-term orientation, managerial skills, and attitude toward money. This study uses descriptive qualitative method. Results of the study show that from the eight characteristics of enterpreneurship available in this study, there is only a long-term orientation owned by the respondents. It shows a high percentage in 70%. Meanwhile, the rest seven characteristics available such as achievement impulse, sense of responsibility, attitude toward risk, self-confidence, the use of feedback, managerial skills, and attitude toward money are also owned by the respondents although still in intermediate scale. Another result shows that there is only 36.2% of the students of University of Trunojoyo want to be an enterpreneur, while the rest, 63.8% of the students are interested in becoming an employee, either in private or government official.

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