Theory of planned behavior: Personal attitude and perceived behavioral control as key determinants in creation of entrepreneurial societies and social inclusion of young people

Jovanov, Tamara and Cabuleva, Kostadinka and Mitreva, Mila (2020) Theory of planned behavior: Personal attitude and perceived behavioral control as key determinants in creation of entrepreneurial societies and social inclusion of young people. Balkan Social Science Review, 15 (15). ISSN 1857-8772

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Abstract

This paper examines the basic variables from the Theory of Planned Behavior in order to explain entrepreneurial intentions of 317 young people (students of economics and business) in a transitional economy, the Republic of North Macedonia (hereafter N. Macedonia). Confirmatory factor analysis for model fit and multiple regression analysis are used to test the hypotheses. The findings indicate that the young people‟s personal attitude and perceived behavioral control are two variables that have significant positive association with their entrepreneurial intent (the intent to start their own business in future). However, even when young people have high positive perceptions and strong perceived behavioral control (self-confidence in their own capabilities), their intent is not very clear (high). In order to contribute to the development of entrepreneurial societies and increase youth social inclusion through self-employment, policymakers and the scientific community should search for further answers for the underlying factors that hinder the entrepreneurial intention in transitional economies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The journal is indexed in Scopus, EBSCO, CEEOL and HeinOnline. Index Copernicus Value (ICV) ICV 2017 = 70.37 ICV 2018 = 84.47
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Social Sciences > Political Science
Social Sciences > Psychology
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Tamara Jovanov
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 07:00
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 07:00
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/24176

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