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Entrepreneurial Competencies of Vocational Higher Secondary School Students of Kerala

Author(s) : Dr. Preethy B. Menon

Volume & Issue : VOLUME 5 / 2017 , ISSUE 2

Page(s) : 1


Nations across the world have realized that it is the entrepreneurs and their activities which are the critical determinants of the level of growth and prosperity in any economy. Therefore, entrepreneurs are a national treasure and entrepreneurship should be protected and encouraged. Positive relationship exists between education and business creation. Successful entrepreneurs were fostered by their parents, their teachers and their society. It is widely approved that entrepreneurship can be learnt. Entrepreneurship education equips the students to be accountable, enterprising individual who have the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to turn their ideas into flourishing businesses. As a part of it, entrepreneurship is taught as a compulsory subject named as ‘General Foundation Course- Entrepreneurship and Management’ to the second-year students of the vocational Higher Secondary Schools of Kerala. The present study is designed to assess the level of Entrepreneurial Competencies of the Vocational Higher Secondary School Students of Kerala. The sample for the study consisted of 350 business and commerce branch students from 10 schools of Kerala selected through stratified sampling method. The tool used for the study is the Entrepreneurial Competencies Test for Vocational Higher Secondary School Students prepared and standardised by the investigator. The statistical techniques used were one sample t-test, Test of significance of difference between means, one-way ANOVA and Scheffe’s test of multiple comparison. It was found that a low level of Entrepreneurial Competencies exists for the Total sample. The study also found out that there exists a significant difference in the Entrepreneurial Competencies of the Vocational Higher Secondary School students based on the sub samples Gender, Parental Occupation and Birth Order.


Entrepreneurial Competencies, Entrepreneurial drive , Scheffe’s test of multiple comparison.


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