Entrepreneurship education at universities aims to create entrepreneurial thinking and spread the culture of entrepreneurial awareness, skills and attitudes to students to stimulate their entrepreneurship intentions as graduates. This study investigates the impact of entrepreneurship education on innovative start-up intention as well as the mediating role of entrepreneurial mind-sets of university students.
Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used for analysis with (n = 204) valid questionnaires collected from university students.
The main findings show that entrepreneurial mind-sets mediate the relationship between entrepreneurship education and innovative start-up intention.
This study contributes to the body of knowledge by its application in a higher educational institution and enriches the literature with new evidence that entrepreneurship education could enhance innovative start-up intention.
Hanandeh, R., Alnajdawi, S.M.A., Almansour, A. and Elrehail, H. (2021), "The impact of entrepreneurship education on innovative start-up intention: the mediating role of entrepreneurial mind-sets", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 856-871. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2020-0016
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