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Entrepreneurial practices towards entrepreneurial intentions from Chinese vocational college students: a mediation-moderation model

Chengbin Qin (Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication

ISSN: 2514-9342

Article publication date: 28 February 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

The entrepreneurial ecosystem within Chinese vocational colleges offers a unique platform to investigate the interplay between entrepreneurial passion, education and intention. This study aims to assess the effect of entrepreneurial education on alertness, passion and mindset, in turn, on entrepreneurial orientation and intentions. In addition, the study examines the mediating role of the entrepreneurial mindset between entrepreneurial passion and education; and to identify the moderating effect of entrepreneurial self-efficacy between entrepreneurial orientation and intentions.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a cross-sectional methodology based on self-reported data from students across various Chinese vocational colleges, the study used a quantitative method to derive its findings.

Findings

The results highlighted a strong positive effect of entrepreneurial education on passion, mindset and alertness. The study also found that an increased emphasis on entrepreneurial education fostered a proactive entrepreneurial orientation, a significant predictor of entrepreneurial intentions. The entrepreneurial mindset played a pivotal mediating role, enhancing the direct effects observed. Moreover, students with higher entrepreneurial self-efficacy exhibited a more substantial inclination towards entrepreneurial intentions, further buttressed by their orientation.

Originality/value

This study underscores the critical role of fostering passion, education and self-efficacy in cultivating entrepreneurial intentions among students in Chinese vocational colleges, offering valuable theoretical and managerial implications for educators and policymakers alike.

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Acknowledgements

The author would like to extend his heartfelt gratitude to the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments and suggestions. Their expertise and constructive criticism have greatly contributed to the improvement of this manuscript. He appreciate their dedication and time invested in reviewing his work, which has undeniably enhanced the quality and clarity of his research.

Citation

Qin, C. (2024), "Entrepreneurial practices towards entrepreneurial intentions from Chinese vocational college students: a mediation-moderation model", Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/GKMC-09-2023-0340

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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