Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Entrepreneurship Classes in the Bulgarian Secondary Education

Author(s): Antonio Cardoso, Alvaro Cairrao, Dessilava Petrova, Jorge Figueiredo

In recent decades, entrepreneurship has been increasingly promoted as a solution to the problems associated with financial instability and their dire implications on the youth.

This research aims to investigate the effectiveness of the Entrepreneurship classes in Bulgarian secondary education through the Entrepreneurial Event Model of Shapero.

The results showed that the Entrepreneurship classes affected only the students’ perceptions of entrepreneurial feasibility but had no effect on their propensity to act toward entrepreneurship or on their perceptions of the desirability of an entrepreneurial career.

The level of pleasantness of the delivered Entrepreneurship classes had a significant impact on the students’ perceived feasibility of an entrepreneurial career.

The non-school entrepreneurial experience had a greater and more comprehensive impact on the participating students’ propensity to act toward entrepreneurship, their perceived entrepreneurial feasibility and their perceived entrepreneurial desirability than the currently offered Entrepreneurship classes.