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To what extent does entrepreneurship education increase the certainty by which students judge entrepreneurship as a potential career?

Bübel, Silas (2015) To what extent does entrepreneurship education increase the certainty by which students judge entrepreneurship as a potential career?

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Abstract:Since the introduction of the first entrepreneurship course in 1947 at the Harvard Business School, entrepreneurship education has gained on popularity with the goal to raise entrepreneurial intentions of students. Many researchers have already found positive evidence for the relationship between entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions. However, there is little research examining another important facet of higher education, which is to provide students with certainty of potential future career opportunities. Therefore, the purpose of this thesis was to determine to what extent entrepreneurship education can increase the certainty by which students judge entrepreneurship as a potential career path. The impact of the entrepreneurship class was determined based on a survey conducted before and after an entrepreneurship class and an extension of the Theory of Planned Behavior by a certainty perspective. Results showed directional support (not statistically significant) for an increase of attitude certainty after the entrepreneurship course. This thesis has made a first step to measure career certainty within the entrepreneurship education context.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68778
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