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Entrepreneurial intention of Danish students: a correspondence analysis

Simon Fietze (Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark)
Britta Boyd (Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark)

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research

ISSN: 1355-2554

Article publication date: 6 December 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe the entrepreneurial intention (EI) among Danish university students applying the theory of planned behaviour.

Design/methodology/approach

Using cross-sectional data from the Danish Global University Student Spirit Survey 2013 (n=1,027) the analysis is based on a joint correspondence analysis (JCA) investigating the relationships between the variables.

Findings

Results indicate that students prefer a career as employee showing a low EI. Both very high and very low EI are related to very high/low self-efficacy and perception of entrepreneurial climate and learning.

Research limitations/implications

The study points to an improvement of entrepreneurship education through customised offers dependent on the student’s level of EI and entrepreneurial self-efficacy.

Originality/value

Moreover, this study has proven that the JCA is a useful method to analyse the relationship between EI and other related variables in an exploratory study.

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Citation

Fietze, S. and Boyd, B. (2017), "Entrepreneurial intention of Danish students: a correspondence analysis", International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 656-672. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-08-2016-0241

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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