DO GENDER AND AGE MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION OF VIETNAMESE ADULTS?

Author's Name: Long Q. Tran & Quan H.M. Tran
Subject Area: Social Science and Humanities
Subject Economics
Section Research Paper

Keyword:

Age, entrepreneurial intention, gender, Vietnam.


Abstract

As a driving force in promoting economic development, entrepreneurship has become a focused topic in Vietnam, an emerging economy in Southeast Asian region. Thus, understanding the entrepreneurial intention of Vietnamese people is significantly important to the economic growth of Vietnam. This paper examines the entrepreneurial intention of 337 Vietnamese people based on their gender and age. Using the Entrepreneurial Intention questionnaire developed by Linan and Chen (2009) and applying t-test and ANOVA statistical analysis methods, this study found that gender made a statistically significant difference in the entrepreneurial intention of Vietnamese adults. However, this difference was minimal. In addition, this study found no significant difference in the entrepreneurial intention among different age groups.

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