The Influence of Socio-Demographic Characteristic on Entrepreneurial Intention: An Empirical Study in Sultanate of Oman
Keywords:Socio-Demographic, Entrepreneurial Intention, Oman
The purpose of this study is to analyse whether the determining factors of the socio-demographic factors will affect the entrepreneur’s intention (EI) to people who want to start up new business. This study also aims to measure the type of relationship between each factor and its connection to EI. The data was analysed using SPSS program using the Pearson Chi-square analysis methods and GEM 2020. The result of this study showed that there is significant role between demographic factors such as age, gender, income, and education level. The result of this study can contribute to the benefit of studies in Oman and finding the latest method which can increase the number of firms and start up new business. In the absence of media, this study can also enhance the knowledge and create awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship and its capability to create the growth, income, and wealth and prosperity.
Abushammala, S. N., Alabdullah, T. T. Y., & Ahmed, E. R. (2015). Causal Relationship between Market Growth and Economic Growth. Comparison Study. European Journal of Business and Management, Vol.7(33), 31-36.
Ahmed, E. R., Alabdullah, T. T. Y., & Shaharudin, M. S. (2020). Approaches to control mechanisms and their implications for companies’ profitability: A study in UAE. Journal of accounting Science, Vol. 4(2), 11-20.
Ahmed, E. R., Alabdullah, T. T. Y., Shaharudin, M. S., & Putri, E. (2020). Further Evidence on The Link between Firm's Control Mechanisms and Firm Financial Performance: Sultanate of Oman. Journal of Governance and Integrity, Vol. 4(1), 6-11.
Alabdullah, T. T. Y., Ahmed, E. R., & Ahmed, R. R. (2021). Organization features and profitability: Implications for a sample of Emerging Countries. JABE (Journal of Accounting and Business Education), Vol. 5(2), 43-52.
Alabdullah, T. T. Y. (2019). Management accounting and service companies' performance: Research in emerging economies. Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, Vol. 13(4), 100-118.
AL-kiyumi, R. K., AL-hattali, Z. N., & Ahmed, E. R. (2021). Operational Risk Management and Customer Complaints in Omani Banks. Journal of Governance and Integrity, Vol. 5(1), 200-210.
Alyaarubi, H. J., Alkindi, D. S., & Ahmed, E. R. (2021). Internal Auditing Quality and Earnings Management: Evidence from Sultanate of Oman. Journal of Governance and Integrity, Vol.4(2), 115-124.
Bakar, A. R. A., Ahmad, S. Z., Wright, N. S., & Skoko, H. (2017). The propensity to business startup: Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Vol. 9(7).
Bandura, A., 2002: Self-Efficacy: Toward A Unifying Theory of Behavioural Change. Psychological Review, Vol. 84, Pp. 191–215.
Chen, L. & Thompson, P., (2016). Skill Balance and Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 40(2), 289–306. Https://Doi.Org/10.1111/Etap.12220
Crant, JM. (1996). the Proactive Personality Scale as A Predictor of Entrepreneurial Intentions. Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 34(3), 42.
Contreras-Barraza, N., Espinosa-Cristia, J. F., Salazar-Sepulveda, G., & Vega-Muñoz, A. (2021). Entrepreneurial Intention: A Gender Study in Business and Economics Students from Chile. Sustainability, Vol. 13(9), 4693.
Fragoso, R., Rocha-Junior, W., & Xavier, A. (2020). Determinant Factors of Entrepreneurial Intention among University Students in Brazil and Portugal. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Vol. 32(1), 33-57.
Gani, A. A. M. O., Al Rahbi, A. H. S. S., & Ahmed, E. R. (2021). Empirical Analysis on Corporate Transparency, Competitive Advantage, and Performance: An Insight of Muscat Securities Market. Journal of Governance and Integrity, Vol. 4(2), 96-102.
Hatak, I, Harms, R, Fink, M. (2015). Age, Job Identification, and Entrepreneurial Intention. Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 30(1), 38–53.
Kumar, S., Paray, Z.A. And Dwivedi, A.K. (2020). Student’s Entrepreneurial Orientation and Intentions: A Study Across Gender, Academic Background, And Regions, Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 11(1): 78-91.
Kakouris, A., Apostolopoulos, N., Dermatis, Z., Komninos, D., & Liargovas, P. (2018). Entrepreneurial Efficacy and Orientation in Greece: Exploring the Gender Gap. International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Vol. 8(3):197-213.
Kruger, S., & Steyn, A. A. (2020). Enhancing technology transfer through entrepreneurial development: practices from innovation spaces. The Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 45(6), 1655-1689.
Langowitz, N., & Minniti, M. (2007). The Entrepreneurial Propensity of Women. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31(3), 341-364.
Marques, C. S., Santos, G., Galvão, A., Mascarenhas, C., & Justino, E. (2018). Entrepreneurship Education, Gender and Family Background as Antecedents on the Entrepreneurial Orientation of University Students. International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 10 (1), 58-70.
Mahfud, T., Triyono, M. B., Sudira, P., & Mulyani, Y. (2020). The Influence of Social Capital and Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation on Entrepreneurial Intentions: The Mediating Role of Psychological Capital. European Research on Management and Business Economics, 26(1), 33-39.
Mahadea, D., & Kaseeram, I. (2018). Impact of Unemployment and Income on Entrepreneurship in Post-Apartheid South Africa: 1994–2015. The Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 10(1), 1-9.
Mamari, S. H. A., Al Ghassani, A. S., & Ahmed, E. R. (2022). Risk Management Practices and Financial Performance: The Case of Sultanate of Oman. Journal of Accounting Science, Vol. 6(1), 69-83.
Moa-Liberty, A. W., Tunde, A. O., & Tinuola, O. L. (2016). The Influence of Self-Efficacy and Socio-Demographic Factors on the Entrepreneurial Intentions of Selected Youth Corp Members in Lagos, Nigeria. Bulletin of Geography. Socio-Economic Series, Vol. 34, 63-71.
Nazri, M. A., Aroosha, H. & Omar, N.A. (2016). Examination of Factors Affecting Youths Entrepreneurial Intention. A Cross-Sectional Study. Information Management and Business Review, Vol. 8(5), 14–24.
Nguyen, C. (2018). Demographic Factors, Family Background And Prior Self-Employment On Entrepreneurial Intention-Vietnamese Business Students Are Different: Why? Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, Vol.8(1), 1-17.
Nikou, S., Brännback, M., Carsrud, A.L., & and Brush, C.G. (2019). Entrepreneurial Intentions and Gender: Pathways to Start-Up, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 11 (3):348-372.
Pradana, M., Wardhana, A., Wijayangka, C., Kartawinata, B.R. & Wahyuddin, S. (2020) Indonesian University Students’ Entrepreneurial Intention: A Conceptual Study. Journal of Critical Reviews, Vol. 7, 571–573.
Perez-Quintana, A., Hormiga, E., Martori, J. C., & Madariaga, R. (2017). The Influence of Sex and Gender-Role Orientation in the Decision to Become an Entrepreneur. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 9(1): 8-30.
Roy, R., & Das, N. (2020). A Critical Comparison of Factors Affecting Science and Technology Students’ Entrepreneurial Intention: A Tale of Two Genders. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 20: 49–77.
Schwarz, E. J., Wdowiak, M. A., Almer-Jarz, D. A., & Breitenecker, R. J. (2009). The Effects of Attitudes and Perceived Environment Conditions on Students’ Entrepreneurial Intent: An Austrian Perspective. Education, training, 51(4), 272–291.
Sitaridis, I., & Kitsios, F. (2017). Entrepreneurial Intentions of Information Technology Students: The Theory of Planned Behaviour, the Role of Gender and Education, Journal For International Business And Entrepreneurship Development, 10(3): 316-335.
Setti, Z. (2017). Entrepreneurial Intentions among Youth in MENA Countries: Effects of Gender, Education, Occupation and Income. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 30(3), 308-324.
Shaharudin, M. S., Fernando, Y., Ahmed, E. R., & Shahudin, F. (2020). Environmental NGOs Involvement in Dismantling Illegal Plastic Recycling Factory Operations in Malaysia. Journal of Governance and Integrity, Vol. 4(1), 29-36.
Soto-Simeone, A., & Kautonen, T. (2021). Senior entrepreneurship following unemployment: a social identity theory perspective. Review of Managerial Science, Vol. 15(6), 1683-1706.
Sapuan, N. M., Wahab, N. A., Fauzi, M. A., & Omonov, A. (2021). Analysing the Impacts of Free Cash Flow, Agency Cost and Firm Performance in Public Listed Companies in Malaysia. Journal of Governance and Integrity, Vol. 5(1), 211-218.
Sapuan, N. M., Wahab, N. A., Sholihin, M., & Sawaluddin, S. (2020). Human Governance and Firm Success from Western and Islamic Perspectives. Journal of Governance and Integrity, Vol. 4(1), 56-63.
Turulja, L., Agic, E., & Veselinovic, L. (2020). Motivation of the Youth of Bosnia And Herzegovina to Start a Business: Examining Aspects of Education and Social and Political Engagement. Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, Vol. 33(1), 2692-2712.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2022 University Malaysia Pahang Publishing
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.