Antecedents of Entrepreneurial Intention among Young People: Model and Regional Evidence

José Alberto Martínez-González , Urszula Kobylińska , Francisco J. García-Rodríguez , Łukasz Nazarko


Entrepreneurial intentions determine to a large extent the entrepreneurial behavior; therefore, the study of those intentions and the factors that influence them constitute a valid research area. The purpose of this regional comparative study was to design a new causal model of the formation of the entrepreneurial intention among young adults in Spain and Poland. Using the Structural Equation Modeling (PLS) methodology, the results show that subjective variables (beliefs, social norms, values) initiate the chain of effects that influence the action variables (motivation, self-efficacy, intention). Attitude is the nexus variable between both groups of variables. It is verified that there are no significant differences in the responses to the items or in the causal relationships of the model between both countries. This confirms the relevance of a homogenizing generational approach at a global level that allows the application of policies to promote the entrepreneurial intention for the entire segment. The proposed model takes into account and complements the previous designs, and is practical because it can be used at different levels of the education sector and by institutions promoting entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Author José Alberto Martínez-González
José Alberto Martínez-González,,
, Urszula Kobylińska (FEM / DOM)
Urszula Kobylińska,,
- Department of Organization and Management
, Francisco J. García-Rodríguez
Francisco J. García-Rodríguez,,
, Łukasz Nazarko (FEM / DMEcon)
Łukasz Nazarko,,
- Division of Managerial Economics
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1.4
Article number6993
Keywords in Englishentrepreneurial intention, attitude, social norm, subjective personal variables, motivation, beliefs, values
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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