Having the ambition to become a developed leading country through a knowledge-based and innovative economy by the year 2020, Malaysia has been focusing on entrepreneurship development as a strong means to enact the vision. Moreover, entrepreneurship has been considered as an effective solution to economic and social crisis that Malaysia is currently struggling with specifically, increasing number of graduate unemployment . Therefore, many strategies have been developed in both macro and micro levels to provide the infrastructure and a supportive and encouraging environment for entrepreneurial activities all over the country. Enhancing the quality of human capital by equipping them with entrepreneurial capabilities as well as developing Bumiputera (sun of the soil) entrepreneurs who are independent, resilient and competitive are some of the main strategies that Malaysian government has initiated during the last decades (Ninth Malaysia Plan, 2006-2010). In addition, the budget allocated to implementing entrepreneur development programs increased by 70 percent in the Ninth Malaysia Plan compared to the Eighth Malaysia Plan which indicates the importance of entrepreneurship education and training programs in the process of transition from a developing to a developed country. This is mainly because of the prominent role that entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship play in socio-economic development of the nations particularly, in developing countries. Despite the importance of entrepreneurship and knowing about entrepreneurs as the initiator of the entrepreneurship process, little attention has been directed to measuring entrepreneurial attitude among Malaysian students .
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