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


Entrepreneurship Intention Scoring

Author(s): Bassem Salhi, Mahdi Jemmali

It is quite important that university students be interested in entrepreneurship as a career option, that they adopt entrepreneurship with their hearts and minds and that entrepreneurship courses be provided on the basis of the principle of developing their self-efficacy. This paper focuses on scoring the intentions of students who participate in entrepreneurship training. Using a number of contextual and personal variables related to courses and programs in entrepreneurship, the evaluation of entrepreneurship intention can be evaluated. The theoretical level is based on the studies of Ajzen (1991) and the model of the entrepreneurial event of Shapero (1982), entrepreneurship using a psychosocial model such as the intent theory of planned behaviour. These models usually lead to the fact that to start a business you must have strong positive feeling without thinking about starting at the reality of this desirable and achievable action. Our model’s validation is based on a qualitative and quantitative study conducted on 120 students following the path of entrepreneurship. The sample was chosen in such a way that these students are in the year of graduation in specialized masters and they will frequent the world of work soon. In this paper, we propose two models. The first model evaluates courses and instructor impact to entrepreneurship intention; the manager satisfaction was calculated by applying the second model. The study found a significant positive correlation between entrepreneurial intention and entrepreneurship education, confirming the important role played by such entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention.