METACOGNITIVE ABILITY AND PERCEPTION OF THE BARRIERS TO BECOME ENTREPRENEUR: A STUDY OF THE UNDERGRADUATE-LEVEL BUSINESS STUDENTS OF THREE UNIVERSITIES IN KHULNA REGION OF BANGLADESH

Farzana Akther, Imtiaz Masroor, S. M. Misbauddin

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Metacognitive ability refers to one’s knowledge and the mechanism how the people control the process of generating and applying such knowledge in order to maximize learning.  This paper focuses on exploration of the influence of metacognitive abilities of the university students in their perceptions of the barriers to the formation of their intentions to become entrepreneur. Based on the extant literature, two hypotheses were developed and tested using Partial Least Squares based on Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). To test the hypotheses, primary data were collected from the 3rd year students of the business administration departments of three universities from Khulna, the third largest city in the south-western part of Bangladesh. This study found that cognitive knowledge and cognitive regulation positive affects perception of barrier to be an entrepreneur. This might prove helpful to the nascent entrepreneurs by broadening their outlook.

 

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cognitive knowledge, cognitive regulation, metacognitive ability, perception of barriers to entrepreneurship

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