THE 21ST CENTURY TECHNOPRENEURIAL SKILLS COMPETENCE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A COMPARISON STUDY BETWEEN PROGRAMS, GENDER AND AGE
El-tom Ishaq Osman Musa1*, 2slamet,
1Department of Educational Management, School of Postgraduate Studies,
Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
2Lecturer – Civil Engineering and Planning Education – Graduate Studies,
Yogyakarta State University
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ABSTRACT: The 21st-century technopreneurs’ skills are to examine to promote urgent skills that university students should master as a vital resource for future careers and business competencies. The study aims to identify the comparison between study programs, gender, and age among university students on behalf of technopreneurial skills interests competencies. The research method used in this study ran under the qualitative research method to explore programs’ study gender and age to determine the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable outcome. In response, this study sought to explore 21st-century technopreneurial competencies, particularly in educational management. The research was conducted at one of the state universities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The respondents for this study were university students; the technique was performed using an instrument that passed a reliability test by writing the research question. Data were collected through an online questionnaire survey using google forms relevant to the data obtained, and the data analysis returned a Cronbach Alpha of 0.866 percent. The research sample selected 139 university students, and the sample size indicates a depth of understanding of technopreneurship competencies among university students. The findings revealed that: (1); the study program correlates university students could possess appreciable technolpreneurial skills based on program studies. (2) Hence, the researcher concluded that there is no significant association between the university student’s level of gender and age of the students and study programs’ prioritization of 21st-century technopreneurial skills. Thus, there was no correlation in competencies between their perception based on their study program, gender, and age. The p-value of the chi-square test all returned statistically insignificant at alpha 5%. Thus, this study also reiterated the need for higher learning institutions to constantly upgrade their curriculum by offering professional development courses. And training programs for their students to turn out strategic thinkers and change-makers who will have the relevant skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing global business and work environment.
Keywords: technopreneur; competency; entrepreneurship; 21st-century skills; technology