Entrepreneurship Education Project: Enhancing Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Identity
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Purpose of the Study
In this project, students will offer entrepreneurship faculty and administrators longitudinal, data-driven insights into the impact of entrepreneurial education on (1) the motivational processes underlying students’ road to entrepreneurship, and (2) the process of identity transformation from student to entrepreneur.
Need For the Study
To successfully launch a new venture and see it grow, an entrepreneur must, among other things, be confident in his/her abilities and also identify with their venture and their role as an entrepreneur. Little research to date has longitudinally investigated how an entrepreneurial education influences the development and sustainability of this confidence or identification.
With this goal in mind, this project will offer data-driven insights into the relationship between entrepreneurial education and critical forces underlying a students’ successful transformation into an entrepreneur. These insights can help educators and administrators understand what educational resources and strategies are most effective for developing and sustaining entrepreneurial self-efficacy and identity in students.
Key Questions Addressed By the Study
What components of an entrepreneurship program are most effective in enhancing students’ entrepreneurial self-efficacy?
How does an entrepreneurial identity emerge, and what components of an entrepreneurship program are most effective in strengthening this identity?
How does entrepreneurial education influence entrepreneurial performance?
The survey can also include other institution-specific questions.