Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 40, Number 4

DETERMINANTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION IN PERSPECTIVE OF THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOUR

Temoor Anjum, Shiva Sharifi, Nida Nazar, Muhammad Farrukh

Abstract

One of the most concerning issue being faced by the under developed countries i.e. Pakistan, is how to create job opportunities for their young lads. In Pakistan, innumerable of youngsters are graduating from the universities annually, with few corresponding job of opportunities which is causing social vice in form of violence and crimes.Entrepreneurship can play an effective role in generating employment opportunities in the country which in turn help in reducing unemployment rate, alleviating poverty and improving livelihood. Thus, it has become a tinted area of for the researcher to study antecedents of entrepreneurial intentions. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the antecedents of entrepreneurial intention in perspective of theory of planned behaviour. For doing so, a deductive approach of logic was adopted and data were collected from 250 students with the help of structured questionnaire. To empirically test the model, structural equation modelling technique was used with the help of SmartPLS software version 3.The findings supported all the hypothesized associations. This study contributed to practice and knowledge domain by endorsing the incorporation of Self efficacy and perceived risks into TPB model.

JEL Codes: L26, M10.

Keyword(s): Entrepreneurial Intentions, Theory of Planned Behaviour


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