Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to examine the effects of entrepreneurship training received by prospective entrepreneur university students on their entrepreneurial tendencies. The study group consisted of students who took the entrepreneurship courses given by the same faculty member in the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year at the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Education at Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University. The Entrepreneurship Scale for University Students developed by Yılmaz and Sünbül (2009) was applied in this study, which used a trial design. In the study, the paired sample t-test was employed to analyze the changes in the entrepreneurship tendencies of the participants before and after the entrepreneurship training (application) that they received, while t-test and ANOVA analyses were conducted to investigate the effects of demographic variables on entrepreneurship tendencies. As a result of the study, the entrepreneurship tendencies of the students after the entrepreneurship training they received were observed to be significantly higher than their pre-training entrepreneurship tendencies. The study also examined the effects of demographic factors on entrepreneurship tendencies of the students, and a significant difference was determined only in terms of gender and faculty variables. Accordingly, the entrepreneurship tendencies of male students were found to be higher than those of female students, and the entrepreneurship tendencies of students of Applied Sciences Faculty were higher compared to the students of the Faculty of Education.