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Entrepreneurial intention among secondary students: findings from Portugal

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  • Arminda Do Paco
  • Joao Ferreira
  • Mario Raposo
  • Ricardo G. Rodrigues
  • Anabela Dinis

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This paper aims to identify some factors that may be explaining differences among secondary students in start-up intentions. For that, the study develops an entrepreneurial intention model sustained by the use of Azjen's theory of planned behaviour (TPB). This theory is considered as a relevant tool to model the development of entrepreneurial intention through pedagogical processes and learning contexts. Using a sample of students aged between 14 and 15 years old, it was administrated a questionnaire based on the Linan and Chen's entrepreneurial intention questionnaire (EIQ). Data was collected before the entrepreneurship education programme. The purpose is to test a model of entrepreneurial intention using structural equations, before the educational experience.

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  • Arminda Do Paco & Joao Ferreira & Mario Raposo & Ricardo G. Rodrigues & Anabela Dinis, 2011. "Entrepreneurial intention among secondary students: findings from Portugal," International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 13(1), pages 92-106.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijesbu:v:13:y:2011:i:1:p:92-106
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    1. Muhammad Shahid Qureshi & Saadat Saeed & Syed Waleed Mehmood Wasti, 2016. "The impact of various entrepreneurial interventions during the business plan competition on the entrepreneur identity aspirations of participants," Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, Springer;UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship, vol. 6(1), pages 1-18, December.
    2. Cristian C. Popescu & Ionel Bostan & Ioan-Bogdan Robu & Andrei Maxim & Laura Diaconu (Maxim), 2016. "An Analysis of the Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intentions among Students: A Romanian Case Study," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(8), pages 1-22, August.

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