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Title: The relationship between creativity, entrepreneurial attitude and entrepreneurial intention (case study on the students of State Polytechnic Malang)

Authors: Anik Kusmintarti; Andi Asdani; Nur Indah Riwajanti

Addresses: Accounting Department, State Polytechnic Malang, Jawa Timur 65141, Indonesia ' Accounting Department, State Polytechnic Malang, Jawa Timur 65141, Indonesia ' Accounting Department, State Polytechnic Malang, Jawa Timur 65141, Indonesia

Abstract: Governments constantly seek to change the student mindset from job seeker to job creator, which is also the aspiration of universities and other higher educational institutions. Therefore, students are continually exhorted to expand the number of young Indonesian entrepreneurs. This study aims to analyse entrepreneurial attitude as mediator of creativity effect to entrepreneurial intention. The population studied consisted of students ranging from freshmen to final year students at the State Polytechnic Malang, which got capital support from the Student Entrepreneurial Program in 2014 and 2015. The study used judgement sampling technique. Data collection was through questionnaires. Then, the data were analysed using descriptive statistics and path analysis. The results from the study show that creative students tend towards establishing a new business in the future, suggesting that creativity can build students' positive thinking toward entrepreneurship.

Keywords: creativity; entrepreneurial attitudes; entrepreneurial intention; entrepreneurship; case study; higher education institutions; HEIs; Indonesia; creative students; new ventures.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTGM.2017.082379

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2017 Vol.10 No.1, pp.28 - 36

Available online: 19 Feb 2017

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