Title: Examining the antecedents of social entrepreneurship intention: an empirical evidence from Malaysia

Authors: Siti Daleela Mohd Wahid; Abu Hanifah Ayob; Wan Mohd Hirwani Wan Hussain

Addresses: Graduate School of Business, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia; Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia ' Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia ' Graduate School of Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract: Social entrepreneurship (SE) are pinned to be in a position of combating various socio-economic tattered issues. Following the initiative by the government to promote SE among graduates, research on how far students are willing to become social entrepreneur is relevant to be conducted. Thus, this paper aims at to examine the antecedents of a student's intention to become social entrepreneurs. This quantitative research has employed stratified random sampling in a survey among 480 undergraduate students from public and private universities. From the multiple regression analyses, the results provide strong support that attitude towards behaviour, moral obligation, personality traits, perceived social support and perceived behavioural control are positively related to SE intention. This study contributes to the literature by formulating a comprehensive model of SE intention; whilst offering several important practical implications for Malaysian higher learning institutions, SE educators and students. Limitations and future directions are also discussed in the study.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship intention; personality traits; theory of planned behaviour; higher learning institution; HLI; attitude toward behaviour; subjective norm; perceived behavioural control; empathy; moral obligation; perceived social support; self-efficacy; prior experience.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2022.123624

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2022 Vol.30 No.3/4, pp.488 - 507

Received: 10 May 2019
Accepted: 31 Mar 2020

Published online: 30 Jun 2022 *

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