International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


The factors influence entrepreneurial intention: a case study on undergraduate students at a private university in Vietnam

Author(s): Lam Thi Hoang Linh

This research empirically examined the effects of elements of Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), entrepreneurial skill and entrepreneurial environment knowledge on entrepreneurship intention. A dataset consisting of 653 undergraduate students in Nguyen Tat Thanh University in Vietnam was collected and structural equation modeling was used to analyze the relationships among the model constructs. Personal attitude construct of TPB was eliminated from the model and the reduced structure model adequately fits the data. The result of the study indicates that short TPB model with two elements of social norm and perceived control is strongly linked with entrepreneurial intention and could mediate the relationship of entrepreneurial skill and entrepreneurial intention. It also suggests an indirect, but not totally influential, effect of entrepreneurial environment knowledge on intention.

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