A Structural Model for Predicting Entrepreneurial Intention of University Students

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Comtas Tassawa

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Recently, entrepreneurship has been considered as a key growth for economic development. It also occurs the principal issue of governmental and academic scholars’ interests. While many studies have revealed how students evaluate entrepreneurial intention with their perceived educational support, little is known as the attitudinal antecedents impact an entrepreneurial intention of the university students. This study aims to test the antecedents of entrepreneurial intention among Thai university students. The data collected from 231 students via self-administered questionnaires in 4 different universities in Thailand. The structural model was tested by structural equation modelling for examining the relationship between educational support, social norms, perceived behavior control, attitude and entrepreneurial intention. The findings indicated that perceived behavior control, educational support, and attitude had significantly positive impact directly to Entrepreneurial, while social norms exerted significantly negative impact on entrepreneurial intention. With reference to the research results, the findings might be contributed to the students who are interested in doing business and also contribute to offer useful knowledge about entrepreneur creation for educational institutes and government.

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