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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 33; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020033

Psychological and Biographical Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intention: Does the Learning Environment Act as a Mediator?

Department of Business Administration, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete 02005, Spain
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Received: 28 February 2019 / Revised: 22 March 2019 / Accepted: 6 April 2019 / Published: 7 April 2019
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Abstract

The aim of this research is to study the mediating role of the learning process in explaining the relationships between certain psychological and biographical characteristics and entrepreneurial intention. The findings suggest that the effect of psychological and biographical aspects on entrepreneurial intention depend on the extent to which students are able to take advantage of their personal capabilities in order to develop an effective learning process. Learning process factors (information about course guides, student effort and educational processes) mediate the relationships between specific psychological factors (achievement need, internal control and autonomy) and entrepreneurial intention. With regard to biographical factors, we find no mediating effect on entrepreneurial intention through the learning process. The present study provides a better understanding of the antecedents of entrepreneurial intention, helping to fill the gap in the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: entrepreneurial intention; learning process; entrepreneurial education; psychological factors; biographical factors; mediating model entrepreneurial intention; learning process; entrepreneurial education; psychological factors; biographical factors; mediating model
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Córcoles-Muñoz, M.M.; Parra-Requena, G.; Ruiz-Ortega, M.J.; García-Villaverde, P.M.; Ramírez-Fernández, F.J. Psychological and Biographical Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intention: Does the Learning Environment Act as a Mediator? Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 33.

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