Burst Bubbles or Build Steam? Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, and Entrepreneurial Intentions

Piperopoulos, P and Dimov, D 2015, 'Burst Bubbles or Build Steam? Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, and Entrepreneurial Intentions', Journal of Small Business Management, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 970-985.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Burst Bubbles or Build Steam? Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, and Entrepreneurial Intentions
Author(s) Piperopoulos, P
Dimov, D
Year 2015
Journal name Journal of Small Business Management
Volume number 53
Issue number 4
Start page 970
End page 985
Total pages 16
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Abstract This paper contextualizes the relationship between student's self-efficacy beliefs and entrepreneurial intentions in the content and pedagogy of the entrepreneurship course. Using the logic of regulatory focus theory, we argue that the nature of the entrepreneurship course-whether theoretically or practically oriented-creates a distinct motivational frame for entrepreneurship in promotion or prevention terms. When coupled with students' self-efficacy beliefs, this frame can strengthen or weaken their intentions for future entrepreneurial efforts. We test this hypothesis through a survey of 114 students enrolled in different entrepreneurship courses at a major British university. Our results show that higher self-efficacy is associated with lower entrepreneurial intentions in the theoretically oriented courses and higher entrepreneurial intentions in the practically oriented courses. We draw a number of implications for the theory and practice of entrepreneurship education.
Subject Entrepreneurship
DOI - identifier 10.1111/jsbm.12116
ISSN 0047-2778
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