A model of entrepreneurial intention of graduates in the Mekong river delta


  • Tran Thi My Phuong*
  • Phan Anh Tu


This article aims to investigate the determinants of the inclination of Mekong river delta (MRD) graduates towards entrepreneurship, with the purpose of providing viable solutions to authorities to enhance the efficacy of entrepreneurial endeavours. The analysis relied on primary data derived from a survey conducted in 2021, which involved 341 graduates from six provinces within the MRD. Various statistical techniques were employed to analyse the data, including the Cronbach’s Alpha test, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and linear regression analysis. The findings reveal that the entrepreneurial intention of these graduates is positively influenced by a multitude of factors, such as behaviour control, subjective norms, attitude towards entrepreneurship, and perceived desirability, while being negatively impacted by the propensity to act. The study’s primary contribution is the provision of an updated and cohesive framework that enhances understanding of the entrepreneurial intention among graduates in the MRD. The author offers actionable recommendations for various stakeholders: policymakers, universities, entrepreneurs, and researchers.


attitude toward entrepreneurship, behaviour control, entrepreneurial intention, perceived desirability, propensity to act, subjective norms



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Author Biographies

Tran Thi My Phuong

Department of Economics-Business Administration, An Giang University, Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, 18 Ung Van Khiem Street, Dong Xuyen Ward, Long Xuyen City, An Giang Province, Vietnam

Phan Anh Tu

School of Economics, Can Tho University, Campus II, 3/2 Street, Hung Loi Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, Vietnam




Received 5 July 2023; revised 13 September 2023; accepted 18 October 2023

How to Cite

Tran Thi My Phuong, & Phan Anh Tu. (2023). A model of entrepreneurial intention of graduates in the Mekong river delta. The VMOST Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 65(3), 66-75. https://doi.org/10.31276/VMOSTJOSSH.65(3).66-75



Economics and Business