Influencing Factors of Entrepreneurial Intention among Engineering Students in Sichuan, China

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Yu Shasha
Charnsid Leelakasemsant


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the key influencing factors of entrepreneurial intention of engineering students in Sichuan, China. The conceptual framework proposes Entrepreneurship Education (EE), Personal Attitudes (PA), Perceived Behavioral Control (PBC), Subjective Norms (SN), Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy (ESE), Entrepreneurial Creativity (EC) and Entrepreneurial Intention (EI). Research design, data and methodology: A quantitative research method (N=693) was adopted to issue questionnaires to engineering students in Xihua University. Nonprobability sampling technique includes judgmental sampling, stratified random sampling, and convenience sampling. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation model (SEM) was used for data analysis and model measurement, including factor loading, reliability, validity and model fit. Results: The results illustrate Entrepreneurship Education (EE) was affected by entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE), perceived behavioral control (PBC) and personal attitude (PA). Entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) had an effect on entrepreneurial creativity (EC). Personal attitude (PA) and entrepreneurial creativity (EC) significantly affected entrepreneurial intention (EI). Whereas ESE, PBC and SN did not significant to EI. Conclusions: Out of nine hypotheses, only six were supported to meet the research objectives. Therefore, it is suggested to carry out effective reform of entrepreneurship education in combination with the national construction of new engineering for improving students' entrepreneurial intention.


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Shasha, Y., & Leelakasemsant, C. (2022). Influencing Factors of Entrepreneurial Intention among Engineering Students in Sichuan, China. AU-GSB E-JOURNAL, 15(2), 25-36.
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Yu Shasha

Ph.D. TEM candidate, Graduate School of Business and Advanced Technology Management.

Charnsid Leelakasemsant

Ph.D. TEM full time lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Advanced Technology Management, Assumption University of Thailand.


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