ERIC Number: EJ1158900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effect of Curricular and Extracurricular Activities on University Students' Entrepreneurial Intention and Competences
Arranz, Nieves; Ubierna, Francisco; Arroyabe, Marta. F.; Perez, Carlos; Fernandez de Arroyabe, J. C.
Studies in Higher Education, v42 n11 p1979-2008 2017
This paper examines the effect of curricular and extracurricular activities on the entrepreneurial motivation and competences of university students. In order to address these issues, the authors have used Ajzen's model of planned behaviour, including curricular and extracurricular activities, analysing their effect on university students' attitude and behavioural control and their entrepreneurial intention as well as competences. Using a convenience sample of university students, we chose two Spanish institutions, with a total sample size of 1475 students. The analysis demonstrates the effects of curricular and extracurricular activities on the entrepreneurial intention of university students. Such activities generate positive attitudes for entrepreneurship but at the same time they lower capacity and intention to start a business. Similarly, the study shows the different effects of such variables on the competencies for entrepreneurship. Strategic and methodological implications of these results are discussed.
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Intention, Competence, Undergraduate Students, Likert Scales, Student Motivation, Case Studies, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain