Authors: Adriana Cascante-Gatgens; Ronald Mora-Esquivel; Juan Carlos Leiva
Addresses: Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica's Institute of Technology, San Pedro, 74-2050, San José, Costa Rica ' Business School, Costa Rica's Institute of Technology, Campus Cartago PB 159-7050, Costa Rica ' Business School, Costa Rica's Institute of Technology, Campus Cartago PB 159-7050, Costa Rica
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of locus of control, the social environment, and the university environment on the entrepreneurial self-efficacy of female university students in Latin America. Hypotheses were tested using a sample of students on business administration, computing, and engineering programs taken from the Global University entrepreneurial spirit students' survey, 2018. Deductive triangulation sequential analysis (QUAN → qual) was performed using Stata 12 Software and interviews. The analyses show a positive effect of locus of control, the university environment, and the social environment on the entrepreneurial self-efficacy of female university students, with locus of control having the most significant effect. These findings corroborate those arguments supporting the effect of these variables as predictors of entrepreneurial self-efficacy in female university students.
Keywords: entrepreneurial self-efficacy; locus of control; university environment; social environment; female entrepreneurship.
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2023 Vol.13 No.2, pp.199 - 222
Received: 10 Oct 2021
Accepted: 26 Mar 2022
Published online: 21 Apr 2023 *