School of Economics and Management, Northeast Electric Power University, Jilin, 132012, China
This study collected relevant data through a questionnaire survey and used nonparametric testing methods, such as the Wilcoxon signed-rank test and the Kruskal-Wallis test, to examine the difference between innovation and entrepreneurial abilities among university students in Jilin Province. The analysis indicated a significant difference between the students' self-assessed innovation and entrepreneurial abilities. Particularly, their assessment of innovation ability was found to be significantly higher than their assessment of entrepreneurial ability. The study found no significant difference between male and female participants in assessments of their abilities in innovation and entrepreneurship. The analysis revealed significant differences in innovation and entrepreneurial abilities among the age groups represented in the sample. Specifically, the 17-22 age group had the lowest self-assessed scores in both innovation and entrepreneurship. The sample groups at different stages highlighted notable differences in these two areas, with graduates rating themselves higher in innovation and entrepreneurship compared to current students. This suggests that as students gain experience with age and work, their understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship deepens, leading to an increase in their level of innovation and entrepreneurial ability. The current employment picture is relatively grim. To alleviate the employment pressure, universities should strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship education for students, encourage students to innovate and start businesses, and continuously improve the level of innovation and entrepreneurship ability.
Innovation and entrepreneurial ability; Questionnaire survey; Innovation and entrepreneurship education
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