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Purpose: The current economic situation with increasing unemployment among graduates is ever important. The government of Malaysia has been promoting the entrepreneurship education among university students to overcome this problem. However, for this program to be effective, it is pertinent to look at the demand side of this program, the student’s and their intentions towards being self-employed.
Design/Methodology/Approach: A set of questionnaires with five-point Likert scale was distributed to 320 respondents from 5 public universities in Malaysia via internet and mail. SPSS was used to analyze the results. Results and analyses were derived by multiple regression analysis and the hypothesis were testing using the Pearson’s correlation matrix.
Findings: The multiple regression result shown that there is no significant relationship between family background (the significance is p = 0.493 or p>0.05), and perceived university support (value of p= 0.228) towards self-employment intention.
Research Practical and Social Implications: Therefore, the importance of this study is to investigate the influence of family background (FB) and perceived university support (PUS) on the self-employment intention among public university students in Malaysia.
Originality/Value: This study focused only on two variables only. Further studies with other variables can be tested to obtain significant results.