Entrepreneurial intention of engineering students: the role of social norms and entrepreneurial self-efficacy

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dc.contributor.author Asimakopoulos, Grigorios
dc.contributor.author Hernández Paz, Virginia
dc.contributor.author Peña Miguel, Javier
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-19T08:39:02Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-19T08:39:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-02
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Asimakopoulos, G., Hernández, V. & Peña Miguel, J. (2019). Entrepreneurial Intention of Engineering Students: The Role of Social Norms and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy. Sustainability, 11(16), 4314.
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/33908
dc.description This article belongs to the Special Issue Business, Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Development.
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the impact of entrepreneurial education on intention to undertake entrepreneurial activity in the future. The study is based on a sample of 208 engineering students. Specifically, we explore the contingent effect of social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial education and intention to undertake entrepreneurial activity, as well as the role ofsocial norms on the association between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention. We utilize a comprehensive questionnaire distributed among engineering students. Our findings indicate that entrepreneurial education is positively associated with the intention to undertake entrepreneurial activity, in addition to demonstrating a positive moderation effect role of social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial self-effcacy and entrepreneurial intention. The study provides empirical support to devise new educational initiatives that can further support students and young entrepreneurs in their current or future entrepreneurial projects.
dc.description.sponsorship This study has been partially supported by financial aid from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Grant# ECO2015-67296-R, MINECO/FEDER) and from the Community of Madrid and European Social Fund (Grant# CM S2015/HUM-3417-INNCOMCON). The APC was founded by University Carlos III of Madrid.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Entrepreneurship
dc.subject.other Entrepreneurial intention
dc.subject.other Entrepreneurial education
dc.subject.other Social norms
dc.subject.other Entrepreneurial self-efficacy
dc.title Entrepreneurial intention of engineering students: the role of social norms and entrepreneurial self-efficacy
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Ingeniería Mecánica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/su11164314
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2015/HUM-3417
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2015-67296-R
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 4314
dc.identifier.publicationissue 16
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Sustainability
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 11
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000023930
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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