Developing entrepreneurial self-efficacy and intent: a case on social entrepreneurship

Jess Co, Sarah Cooper

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The chapter aims to determine whether entrepreneurial self-efficacy is developed in students participating in a social enterprise module and how this affects their career intentions. The assessment measures were intended to estimate the students’ sense of personal competence in both general skills and their understanding of and capacity to undertake entrepreneurship; ask questions about their envisaged career path; and examine the frequency of behaviours believed to herald entrepreneurship, before and after taking the module. The results show that taking the module affected self-efficacy but not intent. Based on the findings, the implications for educational policy are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Entrepreneurship
Subtitle of host publicationLeveraging Economic, Political, and Cultural Dimensions
EditorsAnders Lundstrom, Chunyan Zhou, Yvonne von Friedrichs, Elisabeth Sundin
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319013961
ISBN (Print)9783319013954
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInternational Studies in Entrepreneurshp
ISSN (Print)1572-1922
ISSN (Electronic)2197-5884


  • entrepreneurial self-efficacy
  • social entrepreneurship

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