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Predicting entrepreneurial intentions through self-efficacy, family support, and regret: A moderated mediation explanation

Ishfaq Ahmed (Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
Talat Islam (Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
Ahmad Usman (Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)

Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

ISSN: 2053-4604

Article publication date: 11 March 2020

Issue publication date: 22 January 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Entrepreneurial activities are the outcome of various individual dispositional and environmental factors. Taking both internal and external factors as the basic premise of venturing, this study aims to investigate the impact of entrepreneurial self-efficacy on intentions through the mediating role of regret and moderation of family support.

Design/methodology/approach

Data was collected through a questionnaire from 435 students of three large public sector universities at two points of time with an interval of four months.

Findings

Self-efficacy influences entrepreneurial intentions through regret, while the absence of family support increases regret. As the family support is often perceived to be absent in the Pakistani entrepreneurial culture, the outcomes are distinctive.

Originality/value

These findings add value in the existing literature by linking family support, self-efficacy and regret association, and their ultimate influence on entrepreneurial intentions.

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Acknowledgements

Authors are thankful to all those who helped us in data collection, specifically the heads who helped us get responses at their departments.

Citation

Ahmed, I., Islam, T. and Usman, A. (2021), "Predicting entrepreneurial intentions through self-efficacy, family support, and regret: A moderated mediation explanation", Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 26-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-07-2019-0093

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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