Effect of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intention among tertiary students at the kwame nkrumah university of science and technology

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Entrepreneurship has been extensively discussed in literature due to its proven benefits. Despite the high penetration of entrepreneurship studies in literature, using the theory of planned behaviour dimensions and their possible effect on entrepreneurial intentions has been neglected in the literature, especially in Ghana. This study investigates the effect of TPB dimensions such as perceived attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control on entrepreneurial intentions in Ghana. The study uses survey data from 120 students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and employs the hierarchical regression method. The study finds evidence supporting that developing a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship affects students’ intentions to become entrepreneurs. In addition, the results show that perceived behavioural control towards entrepreneurship has a positive and significant influence on students' entrepreneurial intentions of students. The study concludes that developing positive attitudes and behavioural control enhances students' entrepreneurial intentions. This study has implications for a sound entrepreneurship framework that addresses the entrepreneurial needs of aspiring entrepreneurs. In addition, this study recommends that entrepreneurship education must be structured to develop individuals' attitudes to have a positive outlook on becoming entrepreneurs.
A thesis submitted to the department of marketing and corporate strategy, Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of master of business administration in strategic management and consulting