Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions A Mediated Mediation Analysis of Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy and Attitude of Undergraduate Finalists in Uganda

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Moses Kisame Kisubi
Michael Korir

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the association between Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions is mediated by (1) Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy, (2) Entrepreneurial Attitude, and (3) whether the first mediation is further mediated by Entrepreneurial Attitude.


Design – to attain the study objectives, a cross-sectional and explanatory survey approach was employed. Systematic sampling technique was utilized to collect data from a sample of 458 final-year undergraduate students from two Ugandan public universities.


Results – a significant partial mediation effect of Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Attitude between Entrepreneurship Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions was established and a mediated mediation effect.


Implications – the study provides maiden evidence that Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions are significantly and serially mediated by Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Attitude. Managers and policymakers may use this study results to further student’s entrepreneurial competencies. Society may also use our results to support entrepreneurial ventures as a vehicle for creating jobs for graduates


Originality/value – the novelty of this paper is threefold; it provides evidence on the mediating role of; (1) entrepreneurial self-efficacy, (2) entrepreneurial attitude, and (3) we provide initial evidence on the mediated mediation effect of Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Attitude in the relationship between Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions.

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Kisubi, M. K., & Korir, M. (2021). Entrepreneurial Training and Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Mediated Mediation Analysis of Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy and Attitude of Undergraduate Finalists in Uganda. SEISENSE Journal of Management, 4(3), 73–84. https://doi.org/10.33215/sjom.v4i3.638
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