Title Student associations and entrepreneurial intentions
Authors PADILLA ANGULO , LAURA , PADILLA ANGULO , LAURA
External publication No
Means Stud. High. Educ.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 3.00000
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85020284192&doi=10.1080%2f03075079.2017.1336215&partnerID=40&md5=06615780c0ee3840c123ed06a317d2bc
Publication date 02/01/2019
ISI 000453638200005
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85020284192
DOI 10.1080/03075079.2017.1336215
Abstract Drawing on Ajzen's (1991. "The Theory of Planned Behavior." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 50 (2): 179-211) theory of planned behavior and entrepreneurship education (EE) theory, this article examines the role of student associations in developing students' entrepreneurial intentions (EI) at early educational stages. This study addresses the scarcity of research on extracurricular activities and on early university experiences of EE and their influence on EI. Based on survey data collected from 237 first-year undergraduate business school students and a partial least squares analysis, we provide empirical evidence on the value of student associations in increasing the EI of first-year students through their impact on entrepreneurial attitudes, which are instrumental in the formation of EI. The results have important implications both for educational practice and for public and private organizations interested in promoting entrepreneurship. They support the value of including practical training in education programs.
Keywords Student associations; entrepreneurial intentions; entrepreneurship education; first year in higher education; learning
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