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Predicting self-employment intentions and entry in Germany and East Africa: an investigation of the impact of mentoring, entrepreneurial attitudes, and psychological capital

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dc.contributor.author Martin Mabunda Baluku, Peter Onderi, Kathleen Otto
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-27T07:33:00Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-27T07:33:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-03
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2406
dc.description.abstract Self-employment is a feasible and in some contexts the most available form of employment especially for new entrants into the labor market. Understanding student’s willingness to go into self-employment and the factors important to the process of becoming self-employed is therefore important. This paper explores the role of entrepreneurial mentoring, attitudes, and psychological capital in development of self- employment intentions among students. A two-year longitudinal survey of final year university students (288 German and 498 East African) was conducted. The follow-up survey (T2) of 103 participants was conducted within 6 months and 2 years after graduation. Results suggest that entrepreneurial mentoring, attitudes, and psychological capital are directly related to self-employment intentions. Attitudes mediated the relationship between mentoring and intentions. Furthermore, psychological capital … en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.subject Cultural context, entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions, mentoring, psychological capital, self-employment ent en_US
dc.title Predicting self-employment intentions and entry in Germany and East Africa: an investigation of the impact of mentoring, entrepreneurial attitudes, and psychological capital en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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