The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on the Entrepreneurial Intention of Students in Tertiary Institutions

Document Type: Original Research

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School of Management, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P. R. China

Abstract

The current research aims to discover the impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intentions of undergraduate students. This is achieved through individual factors (attitude towards behavior, entrepreneurial motivation, entrepreneurial resource and perceived behavioral control) and entrepreneurship education. A quantitative survey design was used to collect information from a study sample of 255 undergraduate agriculture science students from the College of Agriculture Education, Mampong - University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. Results indicated that individual factors and entrepreneurship education have a direct positive influence on entrepreneurial intentions. Also, entrepreneurship education moderates the influence of individual factors on entrepreneurial intentions among undergraduate students. In conclusion, using agriculture science students, entrepreneurship education plays a major role in equipping and enhancing students with entrepreneurial knowledge and developing entrepreneurial interest among undergraduate students. The practical implications and future scope are discussed as well.

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