The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Developing Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions
11 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2012 Last revised: 21 Nov 2012
Date Written: September 27, 2012
This study, based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), assesses the impact of entrepreneurship education programs (EEPs) on entrepreneurial intentions of 320 students following entrepreneurship courses at six Iranian universities. Data were collected by a questionnaire before and after completing EEPs. Result indicated that EEPs significantly influence perceived behavioral control and subjective norms. However, no support was found for the effects of EEPs on attitudes toward entrepreneurship and intention. Findings suggest that the TPB could be considered to provide a useful framework to analyze how EEP might influence students’ entrepreneurial intentions.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Intention, Theory of Planned Behaviour, Iran
JEL Classification: M13
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