The Effects of Entrepreneurship Education on Technical and Vocational Students' Entrepreneurial intention (Case Study: Technical and Vocational University, the college of girls in Karaj)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Trainer, Technical and Vocational University, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship Faculty, University of Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Management Faculty, University of Tehran, Iran

4 Instructor, Sama Technical and Vocational University, Islamic Azad University of Karaj, Iran


The aim of this study is to examine the effects of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention of technical and vocational university students. Technical and vocational higher education centers are among the centers providing students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Entrepreneurship and business skills are the courses that students are required to pass during the same program. The study is applied in terms of aim and is Quasi
experimental in terms of data collection .The population of this study includes 240 students of the mentioned canters. 120 students received entrepreneurship education (experiment group) while 120 students did not receive any education (control group). A questionnaire was used to gather data. The validity of the questionnaire was approved based on experts’ consensus and the Cronbach’s alpha as a measure of reliability was 0.93. The results of one-sample T-test for comparing two means revealed that entrepreneurship education affects entrepreneurial intention and the students’ understanding of their self-efficacy.