PREDICTORS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS OF STUDENTS OF ECONOMICS
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The aim of this empirical research is to verify the contribution of entrepreneurial tendencies and abilities, perceived entrepreneurial self-efficacy and desirability of entrepreneurship to the entrepreneurial intentions. This model was generated according to the framework of the Theory of planned behaviour and Model of the entrepreneurial event. Data was collected from a sample of undergraduate students of economics and analysed with SEM. The results show that the self-assessment of entrepreneurial tendencies and abilities is positively associated with the perceptions of entrepreneurial self-efficacy and desirability of entrepreneurship, which also contributes positively to explanation of entrepreneurial intentions. In addition, it was found that entrepreneurial tendencies and abilities influence entrepreneurial intentions only indirectly, through entrepreneurial self-efficacy and desirability of entrepreneurship. Finally, entrepreneurial tendencies and abilities, entrepreneurial self-efficacy and desirability of entrepreneurship together, explain most of the variance of the entrepreneurial intentions. Educational implications of obtained results are being discussed.
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