Factors That Influence the Entrepreneurial Intention of Nigerian Postgraduates: Preliminary Analysis and Data Screening

  •  Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud    
  •  Farrah Merlinda Muharam    
  •  Abdulsalam Mas’ud    


The aim of this paper is to conduct a preliminary analysis and Data screening with relation to the effect of Attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control, on the entrepreneurial Intentions of Nigerian Postgraduates. 240 Master and PhD candidates were surveyed from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and the study utilized the convenience sampling method, which result to 156 respondents. The study was equally conducted to suit the multivariate analysis assumptions. Using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software version 20, the univariate and multivariate outliers are checked and treated, the check for missing Data was performed, so also the kurtosis and skewness, factor analysis and the reliability test of the cronbach coefficient alpha. The data was finally ready for the multivariate analysis as it fulfilled the necessary assumptions for that. The findings are therefore important to the study and that of other researchers whom will benefit from the literature to conduct data screening and preliminary analysis.

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