Differences in Entrepreneurial Skills of College Students in the Mexican Intercultural Context

  •  Marco Nunez Ramirez    
  •  Teodoro Wendlandt Amezaga    
  •  Maria Alvarez Medina    
  •  Jorge Ortega Arreola    


The purpose of this study is to describe the development of entrepreneurial skills of college students in the intercultural context of Mexico. By a non-probability sampling method, a sample of 120 students from an intercultural institution of higher education in the Southeastern Mexico was selected, from which two groups (Indigenous and Mestizos) were obtained to perform the corresponding statistical analyses. The first group was integrated by indigenous students (n = 55) and the second group by mestizos (n = 65). For data analysis, the Student t test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used. The results showed no significant differences in the entrepreneurial skills between both groups. However, significant differences were obtained when considering the educational programs offered by the intercultural institution, where the program in sustainable rural development was the one that obtained a higher level regarding the development of entrepreneurial skills. This research contributes with empirical evidence to the knowledge on interculturality in this country.

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