n Education as Change - Entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intentions : a prospect for higher education?
|Article Title||Entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intentions : a prospect for higher education?|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Education as Change|
|Publication Date||Jun 2006|
|Pages||85 - 103|
|Keyword(s)||Construct Validity, Entrepreneurship Education and Intentions|
ISI Social Science
My paper identifies and elucidates key issues of entrepreneurship education (EE) and entrepreneurial intentions (EI). I analyse and critically discuss within the broader context of entrepreneurial activity in South Africa, EE trends. I investigate entrepreneurship as a discipline and field of academic inquiry by examining definitional controversies and pedagogical methodologies, along with their theoretical underpinnings. The impact of EE is explored, in particular the link between intentions and entrepreneurial behaviour. Based on empirically tested models, the construct EI is operationalized and the construct validity tested. Data is collected from a sample of 150 learners and subjected to factor analysis delineating a suitable factor structure. Several recommendations are made, based on the literature review and survey findings.
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