Document Type

Article

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Publication Date

6-14-2019

Publication Title

Revista de Estudios Empresariales. Segunda Época

DOI

10.17561/ree.v2019n1.1

Abstract

This study investigates how and when general self-efficacy is related to entrepreneurial intentions. We propose that entrepreneurial outcome expectations function as a mediator in this relationship, while subjective norms act as a moderator. Using a sample of 1052 students from U.S. Public Universities, we tested a moderated mediation model. Results showed that general self-efficacy is positively related to entrepreneurial intentions through the mediating effect of entrepreneurial outcome expectations, and that this relationship is significantly positive for individuals with favourable subjective norms towards entrepreneurship, while significantly negative for individuals with less favourable subjective norms. These findings contribute to literatures on entrepreneurial intentions.

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Revista de Estudios Empresariales is an Open Access journal listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. This article is an open access article with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Published Citation

Santos, S., & Liguori, E. W. (2019). How and when is self-efficacy related to entrepreneurial intentions: exploring the role of entrepreneurial outcome expectations and subjective norms. Revista De Estudios Empresariales. Segunda Época, (1). https://doi.org/10.17561/ree.v2019n1.1

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