The Nexus between Entrepreneurial Education and Entrepreneurial Self-Competencies: A Social Enterprise Perspective

Frank Frimpong Opuni, Michael Snowden, Ernest Christian Winful, Denis Hyams-Ssekasi, Jamie Halsall, Josiah Nii Adu Quaye, Emelia Ohene Afriyie, Elikem Chosniel Ocloo, Kofi Opoku-Asante

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the mediation roles of student satisfaction and entrepreneurial self-efficacy in the nexus between entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial self-competencies within a social enterprise context. The study used a cross-sectional survey design, with a sampled population of 185 business students from three universities (Accra Technical Uni-versity, Cape Coast Technical University and the University of Ghana) in Ghana. A PLS-SEM ap-proach was used to examine the relationships among the independent–dependent constructs in the study. Entrepreneurial education had positive and significant relationships to student satisfaction and entrepreneurial self-efficacy, but it showed an insignificant relationship to entrepreneurial self-competencies. Student satisfaction was also found to relate positively and significantly to entrepre-neurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial self-competencies. Furthermore, both student satisfaction and entrepreneurial self-efficacy were found to fully mediate the nexus between entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial self-competencies. The study highlights the crucial roles of student satisfaction and self-efficacy in the implementation of entrepreneurial education in higher educa-tion institutions. In a discipline that is characterised by paucity, this study provides a unique and original assessment of the important roles of student satisfaction and student self-confidence in building entrepreneurial competencies among students.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12725
Number of pages20
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume14
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022

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