African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4027

Full Length Research Paper

Role of entrepreneurship education on students’ intention and mediating effect of self-efficacy

Nosheena Yasir
  • Nosheena Yasir
  • Department of Business, School of Economics and Management, Northwest University, Xi’an, 710127 Shaanxi, P. R. China.
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An Liren
  • An Liren
  • Department of Business, School of Economics and Management, Northwest University, Xi’an, 710127 Shaanxi, P. R. China.
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Nasir Mahmood
  • Nasir Mahmood
  • Department of Management Sciences and Engineering, School of Management Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, 710072 Shaanxi, P. R. China.
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  •  Received: 18 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 11 December 2018
  •  Published: 14 January 2019

Abstract

Entrepreneurship education trend is increasing rapidly worldwide. This increase was driven through entrepreneurship promise like a catalyst to promote economic revival and growth. It is anticipated entrepreneurship education provides the basis of entrepreneurship notions, forming attitude, behavior, and mind set of the entrepreneurs. Several programs regarding entrepreneurial education established in universities have significantly increased worldwide. The objective of the study is to assess the role of entrepreneurship education on students’ intention and the mediating effect of self-efficacy. It is a cross-sectional descriptive study in which 500 respondents participated. Replies of respondents on the basis of 5 points Likert scale regarding entrepreneurial intention, attitude, subjective norms, such as normative beliefs, perceived behavior control, self-efficacy, and education were noted. Chi-square test was applied to know the association between different variables.  Among the 500 respondents, 56.0% were 26-30 years old, 70.0% males and 88.0% had done their Masters. Out of these participants who strongly agreed, 82.0% preferred to become entrepreneur rather than employee, 80.0% said they can earn much money if they establish their own business, 77.0% believed that people who are important to them think they should start a career as entrepreneur, 80.0% said if they start their business, success chances would be much high, 63.0% said they can mostly handle whatever comes their way and 70.0% said that entrepreneurship course boosts their understanding regarding financial preparation of entrepreneurial ventures. Study concluded that entrepreneurship education has a positive role on students’ intention and the mediating effect of self-efficacy.

 

Key words: Entrepreneurship education, intention, attitude, subjective norms, self-efficacy.