Title: Entrepreneurial intention among female university students: examining the moderating role of entrepreneurial education

Authors: Imran Anwar; Imran Saleem; K.M. Baharul Islam; Prabha Thoudam; Rizwan Khan

Addresses: Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh – 202002, India ' Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh – 202002, India ' Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, Uttrakhand, 244713, India ' College of Business, University of Buraimi, PC-512, Al-Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman ' Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh – 202002, India

Abstract: The present paper endeavours to understand the phenomenon of entrepreneurial intention (EI) among female university students of India through the application of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) adding an additional variable named entrepreneurial education (EE). Furthermore, the paper also attempt to examine the moderating role of entrepreneurship education on the relationships between ATE, PBC, and EI. Data sample of 387 female students was collected, using convenience sampling technique, from three different universities of India using a structured questionnaire developed by Linen and Chen in 2009. After data screening process, CFA and SEM techniques were used for analysing the data. Results of hypotheses testing revealed that basic antecedents of TPB have been found significantly impacting EI of female students while additional variable EE was also found to be positively affecting EI with a low coefficient. The results of this study will help in understanding the phenomenon of entrepreneurial intention among female university students.

Keywords: entrepreneurial intention; theory of planned behaviour; TPB; entrepreneurial education; moderating effect; female university students; India.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2020.10032497

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2020 Vol.12 No.4, pp.217 - 234

Received: 22 Jan 2020
Accepted: 25 Jan 2020

Published online: 29 Sep 2020 *

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