Entrepreneurial Education and Self-employment: Does Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy Matter?

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Moses Kisubi
Michael Korir
Ronald Bonuke

Abstract

Purpose – The study sought to determine the mediating role of entrepreneurial self-efficacy in the relationship between entrepreneurship education and self-employment intentions.


Design – A cross-sectional and explanatory survey approach was employed using a systematic sampling technique. Data were collected from a sample of 458 undergraduate finalists from two Ugandan universities.


Results – Results of the study indicate that two predictors significantly influence self-employment intentions. Results also suggest that entrepreneurial self-efficacy partially mediates the relationship between entrepreneurship education and self-employment intentions.


Implications – Curriculum developers should develop entrepreneurship curriculum content geared towards stimulation of self-employment intentions among learners via entrepreneurial self-efficacy. Second, educational and economic policymakers should design policies and programs like startup capital to enable graduates to realize their self-employment intentions.


Originality/value – The study provides initial evidence on the mediating effect of entrepreneurial self-efficacy between entrepreneurship education and self-employment intentions.

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Kisubi, M., Korir, M. ., & Bonuke, R. . (2021). Entrepreneurial Education and Self-employment: Does Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy Matter?. SEISENSE Business Review, 1(1), 18–30. https://doi.org/10.33215/sbr.v1i1.498
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