Determination of Entrepreneurship Tendencies of University Students: The Case of OMU Faculty of Agriculture

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Demir H., Demiryürek K.

KSU TARIM VE DOGA DERGISI-KSU JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURE, vol.21, pp.168-176, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Recent global competition and the rapid change that occurred in technology increased the interest in entrepreneurship activities in addition to macroeconomic policies. When studies conducted are taken into consideration, it is known that a great majority of the population in Turkey dream about starting their own business. Entrepreneurship starts with the drive to start a phenomenon and to perform a phenomenon. At this point, an entrepreneur can be defined as someone who can take risks, who has the ability to bring the required resources together, who knows to look around and to see the needs in order to reach success and as someone who is open to innovations. The aim of this study was to teach students in their last year who are taking entrepreneurship courses such as innovativeness, tendency for taking risks, self-confidence, need for success, tolerance for uncertainty and focus of control with entrepreneurship education to bring out the existing entrepreneurship potential in students participating in different departments of Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Agriculture characteristics. The universe of the study consists of students studying at Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Agriculture, while the sample consists of 76 last year students who werein different departments of the Faculty of Agriculture taking entrepreneurship courses. While forming the research group, a full count was made to reach all the units in the population to represent all the departments in the faculty. Overall, 32 of the students in the study were female and 44 were male. The existing information about the purpose of the study was given systematically with the literature. Correlation analysis was conducted in the analysis and interpretation of the data was proceeded. When the results found were analyzed, statistically significacy was found between the entrepreneurship characteristics and entrepreneurship activities of the students. According to these results, it can be seen that as the entrepreneurship characteristics of the students who participated in the study increase, their entrepreneurship activities also increase. In addition, last year students who have entrepreneurship characteristics also have a significant tendency for activities in the field of entrepreneurship. As a conclusion, finding out entrepreneurship tendencies, correct guidance of those who have potential entrepreneurship characteristics and leading them to business world can only occur through entrepreneurs' being in a significant relationship with psychological and demographic factors.