Assessing Entrepreneurial Intentions Amongst Students: A Comparative StudyNational Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (2008)
AbstractWhile most US universities offer entrepreneurship courses today, little is known about the relationship between the likelihood of students taking courses in entrepreneurship and their intentions of becoming entrepreneurs. This paper explores and evaluates entrepreneurial intentions and their antecedents among 123 students at San Jose State University by building on Fishbein and Ajzen’s (1975) model. In doing so, it contributes to our understanding of whether, and if so how, education can affect students’ attitudes toward entrepreneurship and their entrepreneurial self-efficacy. It also examines the role of family exposure to business, personal entrepreneurial experience, and ethnic background in affecting attitudes, subjective norms, and intentions by comparing students from diverse ethnic and family backgrounds. Findings highlight the impact of education and practical exposure to entrepreneurship on entrepreneurial intentions.
Citation InformationAnuradha Basu and M. Virick. "Assessing Entrepreneurial Intentions Amongst Students: A Comparative Study" National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anuradha_basu/12/