Abstract: The objective of the study is to test and to measure the power of internal and external factors influencing interest and motivation in entrepreneurial careers of the retired government employees, clients of BTPN, Makassar Branch. The sampling in research method utilized cluster random sampling design. The data was collected through Likert scale questionnaire survey and brief interview in order to explore and develop the entrepreneurial career decision model. The descriptive analysis was to express the respondents argumentation about the research variables. The structural equation modelling analysis technique was performed using Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS) Software and strengthened by Linear Structural Relations (LISREL) 8.80 to test the validity and reliability. Further, the hypothesis testing was performed with Smart PLS (Partial Least Square) Program. The results show that the internal factor through internal environment variable does not affect entrepreneurial interest and motivation of retired government employees, clients of BTPN, Makassar Branch. However, the external factor through external environment variable indeed affects entrepreneurial interest and motivation of retired government employees. This means that the effect of internal environment is not enough to generate "sense of business" of the retired government employees, clients of BTPN, Makassar Branch. Therefore, the reinforcement of internal environment indicators is needed to rejuvenate the confidence in entrepreneurial carrier decision. The study also indicates that having the entrepreneurial interest strengthens the entrepreneurial motivation.
Ronny Wiradirnata, Syamsul Ridjal and Agung Widhi Kurniawan, 2017. The Influence of Internal and External Factors Against Interest and Motivation in Entrepreneurship Decision Making: Study on the Retired Civil Servant Client Pt. Bank Savings of Retirees Nationwide, Tbk., Makassar Branch. International Business Management, 11: 2015-2022.