International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Moderating Role of Entrepreneurship Education and Family Tradition on the Relationship between Self-Esteem and Entrepreneurial Intention
Asst. Prof. Dr. Özlem Kunday, Cansu Çakir

The present paper aims to investigate the role of self-esteem on entrepreneurial intention as well as reveal the moderating role of entrepreneurship education and family tradition on this relationship. The sample of this empirical study consists of 209 undergraduate and graduate students in the business administration departments of three different Universities in Istanbul, Turkey. A questionnaire consisting of 53 items was developed and administered during April 2014 to understand underlying factors causing differences in entrepreneurial intention of students. The findings imply that there is a relationship between self-esteem and entrepreneurial intention. This relationship is furthermore significantly partially moderated by family tradition and entrepreneurship education. Findings are discussed with respect to the literature. Implications for education institutions and policy makers to bring forth students’ entrepreneurial behavior and thereby increase entrepreneurship among students are proposed. Recommendations for future research in the field of entrepreneurship education are provided.

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