HomeMiddle Eastern Journal of Developmentvol. 1 no. 1 (2019)

Socio-demographic Factors and Entrepreneurial Inclination Among Adolescents: Basis for the Development of an Enhanced Entrepreneurial Program (EEP) for Teenagers

Zarina A Caacbay | Eduardo Parra Malagapo

 

Abstract:

The global economy presently considers entrepreneurship as a driving force for economic progress. In response, schools have started to incorporate entrepreneurship programs to encourage entrepreneurial thinking among students. The study aims to propose an Enhanced Entrepreneurial Program (EEP) for teenagers based on socio-demographic factors and entrepreneurial inclination of students in Philippine School Doha (PSD). A combination of convenience and cluster sampling method was used to come up with a proportional number of respondents representing each grade level based on the school registrar’s enrollment tally. Survey questionnaires were used as the main data gathering instrument. The data were encoded, tallied, and computed using Microsoft Excel. Statistical measures such as frequency distribution, mean, test of difference (T-test), test of association (Chi-square test), ANOVA, and multiple regression were utilized. The study revealed that most of the students of the Philippine School Doha (PSD) do not have family-owned businesses but they have the strong entrepreneurial inclination. The assessment of socio-demographic factors such as gender, age, and family influence, does not influence entrepreneurial inclination and the combination of all success factors do not significantly affect entrepreneurial inclination. A proposed Enhanced Entrepreneurial Program (EEP) to enhance entrepreneurial thinking was based on the results of the assessment on sociodemographic factors and the students’ level of acceptance on entrepreneurship. However, the school still needs to provide an Enhanced Entrepreneurial Program (EEP) to ensure awareness, increase knowledge, encourage the application of entrepreneurship. Further studies may be conducted to assess the entrepreneurial inclination of the students continuously and to identify if progress has been made after this undertaking.