Personal Background and Environmental Factors: Entrepreneurial Intention Differences and Similarities among Cameroonian Students
Kenmegni, Noumigue Guy Roland, Assiga, Marie Fabien Bertrand

This paper attempts to explore the relationship between personal background (age, gender, education level and previous work experience), environmental factors (main residential area in primary and higher school, household head‟s occupation) and entrepreneurial intentions of Cameroonian students. The study adopts a structured questionnaire aimed at handling a survey administered to 1420 students from Universities and higher learning Institutions located in Yaounde and Bamenda. The data collected are analysed through descriptive analysis and statistic tools such as, Independence Sample T-test and One-way ANOVA. It is establish that there is a high level of intentions among students to start entrepreneurial ventures immediately or in the future. Further-more student‟s level of study, main residential area in primary and higher school, household head occupation and prior experience are said to differentiate significantly their entrepreneurial intentions. While student‟s age and gender do not distinguish their entrepreneurial interest significantly. The results suggest a need to provide students with training jobs, aimed at gaining experience along with their educational programs and also adjusting their curricula according to their year of study.

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