Influence of Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy on Relationship among Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Career Option

Yakubu Abdullahi Yarima, Norashidah Bint Hashim


The study aimed at exploring the mediating effect of entrepreneurial self-efficacy on the relationship between entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial career option among university students. Smart-PLS (2.0) was used to analysis the data obtained from a sample of 432 students at six federal universities in northern Nigeria. The study found a significant positive relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and entrepreneurial career option, but the study also found a significant negative relationship between entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial career option. Furthermore, the study found that entrepreneurial self-efficacy significantly mediates the relationship among entrepreneurial knowledge, entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial career option. The study provided suggestion for future research.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial career option, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial Knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, entrepreneurial self-efficacy.

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