• ISSN: 2010-023X
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2012 Vol.3(5): 356-362 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2012.V3.227

Evaluation of Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Programs in Malaysia

Norfadhilah Nasrudin and Norasmah Othman
Abstract—Entrepreneurship programs can give students the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to thrive financially in complex and dynamic economics, challenges. Lecturers in such programs play a vital role in stimulating and motivating students. This paper aims to evaluate entrepreneurship programs in polytechnic from the perspective of the lecturers. A total of 109 participants were chosen from polytechnic from six zones in Malaysia. A descriptive survey method was employed using a questionnaire designed to evaluate three dimensions: institution, instruction, and program objectives. The results showed that the institutional dimension received a moderately high rating, with the highest mean obtained for administrator support, the lecturers’ level of knowledge obtained the lowest mean rating. In the instructional dimension, teaching methods received the highest mean rating, whereas availability of facilities and infrastructures obtained the lowest. Finally, the lecturers indicated a moderately high level of satisfaction with program objectives. These results demonstrate the need to improve certain aspects of the existing entrepreneurship programs.

Index Terms—Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship program, program evaluation.

The authors are with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia (e-mail: fadhilah_6767@yahoo.com; lin@ukm.my).

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Cite:Norfadhilah Nasrudin and Norasmah Othman, "Evaluation of Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Programs in Malaysia," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.3, no.5, pp. 356-362, 2012.

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