DETERMINANTS OF WORSHIPFUL INTENTION TOWARDS ISLAMIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS

Mazura Mansor, Siti Hajar Arani





ABSTRACT

Islamic entrepreneurship refers to the practice of starting and running businesses in accordance with Islamic principles and values. Islam provides a comprehensive framework for economic and business activities, and Islamic entrepreneurship aims to align these activities with the teachings of Islam. The purpose of this paper is to determine the factors that positively related to Islamic entrepreneurial intentions. The conceptual model on the theory of Islamic entrepreneurship based on Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) was used to identify the factors influencing the worshipful intention (niyyah) of Polytechnic students to practice the concept of Islamic entrepreneurship. The worshipful intention or ‘niyyah’ towards Islamic entrepreneurship is studied based on four determinants, including empathy, moral obligation, Islamic entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and perceived social support. Data was collected through online survey from 103 polytechnic students. The study utilized correlation statistics to analyze the data with the descriptive analysis such as mean and standard deviation. The findings of this study showed that there is a significant relationship among all the factors affecting worshipful intention towards Islamic entrepreneurship with the highest is perceived social support. Moreover, among four determinants of worshipful intention, moral obligation showed the highest mean followed by empathy. The result of the study has valuable implications for polytechnic administrators and educators in order to build the students’ intention in practicing Islamic entrepreneurial concepts.


Keywords:

Islamic entrepreneurship, Theory of Planned Behavior