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Theoretical and Applied Economics
No. 4 / 2023 (637), Winter

Entrepreneurial knowledge and motivation's influence on entrepreneurial intentions: the role of entrepreneurial self-efficacy

Arpita GOYAL
Central University of Rajasthan, India
Central University of Rajasthan, India
Shubham PANDEY
Central University of Rajasthan, India

Abstract. This paper explores the mediating effect of entrepreneurial self-efficacy in the association between entrepreneurial knowledge, motivation, and intention in the Indian context. SEM is applied on a sample of 750 final year students from the undergraduate and post graduate management program of Rajasthan. The findings show significant and positive mediating effect of self-efficacy on the association among entrepreneurial knowledge and intentions. However, no such impact of entrepreneurial self-efficacy has been found in the linkage between entrepreneurial motivation and intentions. Thus, this study encourages universities to offer entrepreneurial training modules to boost their self-confidence and motivate them to have entrepreneurial intention.

Keywords: entrepreneurial knowledge, entrepreneurial motivation, entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, entrepreneurial behavior.

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