1. bookVolume 55 (2022): Issue 1 (February 2022)
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The Effect of Entrepreneurial Education and Culture on Entrepreneurial Intention

Published Online: 08 Mar 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 55 (2022) - Issue 1 (February 2022)
Page range: 18 - 34
Received: 19 Apr 2021
Accepted: 07 Jan 2022
Journal Details
First Published
17 Oct 2008
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Background/Purpose: Entrepreneurial education can have a positive effect on entrepreneurial intention of university students, yet universities in Jordan still do not direct their attention to invest in Entrepreneurial education. This study aims to investigate the effect of entrepreneurial education and Culture on entrepreneurial intention through psychological empowerment of university students.

Methodology: A questionnaire was distributed to a sample of 220 university students in Jordan who take any course in entrepreneurship. Data were analysed and hypotheses were tested through Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).

Results: The analysis of the study showed that; entrepreneurial education has a significant influence on psychological empowerment, psychological empowerment has a significant influence on entrepreneurial intentions, culture has a significant influence on psychological empowerment, entrepreneurial education has a significant influence on entrepreneurial intention and culture has a significant influence on entrepreneurial intention. The results of the study answer the calls of previous research to examine the role of culture and psychological empowerment in entrepreneurial education to affect entrepreneurial intention.

Conclusion: Universities in Jordan should focus more on entrepreneurial education by psychologically empowering students to increase their intentions towards entrepreneurship. This study contributes to the existing literature by providing a better understanding of the relationship between entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial intention through culture and psychological empowerment.


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