Soft Skill Competencies, Hard Skill Competencies, and Intention to Become Enterpreneur of Vocational Graduates

Benedicta Prihatin Dwi Riyanti, Christine Winstinindah Sandroto, M. Tri Warmiyati D.W

Abstract


This study aimed to determine the effect of soft skill competencies and hard skill competencies to the intention to become entrepreneur in the vocational school graduates. Hard skill entrepreneurial competencies are competencies that are needed to running business. Meanwhile, for soft skill competencies are competencies related to aspects of personality and cognitive style. Population in this research is vocational graduates in Jakarta and Jogjakarta. The sampling technique used is incidental sampling. We used instruments as follows: the intention to become entrepreneur of Shapero & Sokol (in Riyanti, 2009), soft skill competencies of Spencer & Spencer (1993) and hard skill competencies of Chou, Shen, Hsiou & Chen (2010). The regression analysis of the 258 respondents showed significant effect of soft skill competencies (initiative, self-confidence and assertiveness) to the intention to become entrepreneur in the vocational school graduates. There are significant effects of hard skill competencies (human resources capability competency and production capability competency) to the intention to be an entrepreneur. Based on the results, we suggest that the learning process should be more emphasized on direct practice so that more competencies can be formed on vocational school graduates.

DOI :https://doi.org/10.21632/irjbs.9.2.119-132

Keywords:
Entrepreneur, Competency, Intention


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