Impact Of Entrepreneurial Career Option on The Entrepreneurial Intention of Pakistani University Students: The Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Education

Impact Of Entrepreneurial Career Option on The Entrepreneurial Intention of Pakistani University Students: The Mediating Role of Entrepreneurial Education

  • Saira Ghulam Hassan , School of Business Management, University of Utara Malaysia
  • Mohd Sufli Bin Yusof , School of Business Management, University of Utara Malaysia
  • Mohd. Noor Mohd. Shariff , School of Business Management, University of Utara Malaysia

ABSTRACT

The primary objective of this study is to examine the impact of pursuing an entrepreneurial career on the entrepreneurial aspirations of Pakistani university students. In addition, the study examined the impact of entrepreneurial education as a moderating factor. Using a quantitative research methodology, the cross-sectional technique was employed to analyze the issue of this study. The information was gathered via a self-administered questionnaire. This study’s sample size was 300, regarded as a good sample size. Using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) platform, the preliminary and fundamental analyses, which included finding and replacing missing values, assessing normality, and identifying and handling outliers, were conducted.

In addition, it was utilized to generate descriptive statistics for demographic data and research variables, such as frequency, mean, and standard deviation. The hypotheses were evaluated using Partial Least Squares (PLS) route modeling, and the mediating function of entrepreneurial education was investigated. According to the study’s conclusions, a student’s choice of a professional job depends on their career choice. This professional route may be managerial or entrepreneurial. Numerous causes can motivate individuals to pursue self-employment. This paper discusses the theoretical, methodological, and practical contributions. This study expands the TPB and SEE frameworks to provide relevant information on entrepreneurial education and EI.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Intention, Entrepreneurial Education, University, Pakistan