The Relationship of Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Intentions of University Students: The Mediating Effect of Attitudinal Factors

  • Muhammad Sadiq Lecturer, Govt. Institute of Commerce Sahiwal, Pakistan
  • Dr. Riffat-un-Nisa Awan Associate Professor, Department of Education, University of Sargodha
  • Ghazanfar Ali Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Sargodha
Keywords: Attitudinal Factors, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Intentions, University Students


The study intended to examine the effect of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intentions of students studying business education in different universities. More over the mediating effect of attitudinal factors on the relationship of intended variables was also explored. Six hundred graduate students were surveyed through a questionnaire from three public universities. The findings displayed that entrepreneurship education was significantly affecting entrepreneurial intentions of the students. Attitudinal factors have a strong mediation for entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intentions of higher education students. It can be concluded that entrepreneurial curricula and instruction along with attitudinal factors can add significantly to advance entrepreneurial intentions of students. It is suggested that the students of higher education, may be exposed towards entrepreneurship knowledge through regular instructional process, seminars and workshops to enhance their entrepreneurial capacities.