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Predicting entrepreneurial career intentions: values and the theory of planned behaviour, IN Journal of Career Assessment, Vol 26 No 3 Aug 2018, pp457-475

Examines the mechanisms through which the human values of individuals are related to entrepreneurial career intentions, drawing on a survey of university students in four European countries. Outlines the key elements of human values theory and planned behaviour theory, the aims of the study and methodology used. Finds that openness and self-enhancement values relate positively to entrepreneurial career intentions and that these relationships are partly mediated by attitudes towards entrepreneurship, self-efficacy and social norms. Indicates that values and planned behaviour theory constructs partly mediated cross-country differences in entrepreneurial intentions, and that the lower entrepreneurial intentions of Spanish students compared with Dutch, German and Polish students could be traced back to lower self-enhancement values, less positive attitudes towards entrepreneurship and differences in social norms.


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