An Analysis of Individual Entrepreneurial Orientations in Predicting Malaysian Engineers' Intention to Quit the Jobs using PLS-SEM Approach


  • Idris Osman Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Melaka, Kampus Bandaraya Melaka, 110 Off Jalan Hang Tuah, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
  • Maryam Jameelah Mohd Hashim Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Puncak Alam, Bandar Puncak Alam, 42300, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Idaya Husna Mohd Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Puncak Alam, Bandar Puncak Alam, 42300, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Suhailah Kassim Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Melaka, Kampus Bandaraya Melaka, 110 Off Jalan Hang Tuah, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mohd Zailani Othman Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Melaka, Kampus Bandaraya Melaka, 110 Off Jalan Hang Tuah, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia
  • Suraya Hamimi Mastor Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Melaka, Kampus Bandaraya Melaka, 110 Off Jalan Hang Tuah, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia



Individual Entrepreneurial Orientation , Intention To Quit, Engineers, Entrepreneurial Orientation Theory


The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of individual entrepreneurial orientation (IEO) on the engineers' ITQ based on entrepreneurial orientation theory. The data were analysed using the Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) to validate the research model and hypotheses. The findings reveal that the more IEO an organisation practices, the less likely its engineers' ITQ current jobs. Theoretically, this study extends the value of IEO components in predicting engineers' ITQ. Additional knowledge is required to incorporate the roles of IEO and engineers' behavioural expectations in order to address engineering talent shortages in a competitive labour market.


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How to Cite

Osman, I., Mohd Hashim, M. J., Mohd, I. H., Kassim, S., Othman, M. Z., & Mastor, S. H. (2022). An Analysis of Individual Entrepreneurial Orientations in Predicting Malaysian Engineers’ Intention to Quit the Jobs using PLS-SEM Approach. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(SI8), 143–154.