Academic journal article International Education Studies

The Investigation and Analysis of Chinese University Students Current Situation of Entrepreneurship and the Countermeasures-The Reflection from a Special Investigation in Pearl Delta in China

Academic journal article International Education Studies

The Investigation and Analysis of Chinese University Students Current Situation of Entrepreneurship and the Countermeasures-The Reflection from a Special Investigation in Pearl Delta in China

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Abstract

This reseach has chosen some students and undergraduates from 35 colleges and universities, which are national, local and professional colleges or universities with different entrepreneurship needs and different educational functions in the same area. The research reveals that the undergraduates or students are in strong desire of career establishing, but without confidence to the future of entrepreneurship. They make choice of entrepreneurship influenced by the factors of family, relationship, local cultural background and the society. There are some bottlenecks to hinder undergraduates to establish their careers, such as no enough entrepreneurship curriculum and training and slow construction of entrepreneurship information system.

Keywords: Undergraduates, Entrepreneurship education, Entrepreneurship

1. Introduction

The author has been doing this investigation and research for entrepreneurship of undergraduates from 2008 to 2010, and it has lasted for almost three years. The investigation has been engaged in 35 colleges and universities in Guangdong Pearl River Delta according to their entrepreneurship tendency with different needs and different functions in the same area. The investigation and research have been launched in different levels, stages, and planned phases. The author has visited some central cities in Pearl River Delta, such as Foshan, Zhongshan, Shengzhen, Zhuhai, Guangzhao and Dongguan. The author has gathered a mass of first-hand information and datas by consulting relevant information and documents from some government departments such as education departments, manpower and resources department, personnel market and statistics department, external trade department, and also from business associations, the entrepreneur associations, the associations for human resources and the economic development zones; then, town governmants. The collected information provides important datas to support the further analysis of present situation of entrepreneurship education in the region.

The investigation has been lanuched in four aspects:

1) Investigation objects: college or university undergraduates

2) Investigation content: the desire and awareness of entrepreneurship of the undergraduates, their comprehension of entrepreneurship education; their need to the entrepreneurship service and current entrepreneurship support and practice.

3) Investigation questionnaire: "The questionnaire for undergraduate entrepreneurship education" has worked out on the basis of consulting literature and documents widely and interviewing lots of undergraduates. The questionnaire is in the form of closed questions including two parts: basic personal information and specific items.

4) Data collection and statistics: Data collection and statistics has been carried out in the way of mailing, investigating on web, living interviewing and personal questionnaire. 35 colleges and universities with their differen departments and grades have been chosen and 8750 questinnaires were put out and 8518 taken back; 5796 were effetual, the effective percentage is 67%, including 3197 male and 2599 female undergraduates. The software SPSS17.0 is adopted in statistics. The factor analysis approach is used for analyzing reasons, it analyzes the the entrepreneurship education situation and its influential factors of undergraduates in Guangdong Pearl River Delta. The analysis tries to ascertain which factors are stronger to the influence, and put out nichetargeting suggestions, tries to provide some recommendations or reference and proposes to the government education departments and universities or colleges which are dealing with the work of entrepreneurship education.

2. The Basic Situation of Undergraduates Entrepreneurship in the Pearl River Delta

2.1 The Awareness and Attitude of the Undergraduates to Entrepreneurship

The result of the investigation shows that 52% students think that establishing career is to create their own companies. …

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