This research intends to evaluate the relationship between trait emotional intelligence and entrepreneurship intentions– with proactivity, creativity and attitudes toward entrepreneurship functioning as mediator variables. The population of the study included 5927– 3784 M.A. students from Guilan University and 2143 from IAU of Rasht. The sample size was defined using Cochran limited sample. 376 questionnaires were distributed, with only 326 completed and returned. This data functioned as the basis for data analysis according to the structure of the model. The results revealed that trait emotional intelligence had a positive relationship with proactivity and creativity. Also, proactivity and attitudes to entrepreneurship had positive relationship with entrepreneurship intentions; meanwhile, variables of creativity, proactivity and trait emotional intelligence as well as the attitudes toward entrepreneurship determined about 55% of entrepreneurship intentions variable.
Key words: Trait emotional intelligence, proactivity, creativity, attitudes toward entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship intentions.
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