Does passion ignite intentions? Understanding the influence of entrepreneurial passion on the entrepreneurial career intentions of higher education students


International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10775-021-09500-4
  • Title of Journal : International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
  • Keywords: Cognition, Entrepreneurial career intentions, Entrepreneurial passion


© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V.Passion can affect university students’ career intentions; however, research about how and through which pathways entrepreneurial passion influences entrepreneurial career intentions is limited. Following work on entrepreneurial passion, entrepreneurial cognition, and the theory of planned behavior present study develop and test a model of entrepreneurial passion, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, entrepreneurial attitude, and entrepreneurial career intentions. Results, based on the analysis of data collected from 409 respondents, showed that entrepreneurial passion positively affect students’ entrepreneurial intentions. Further, results indicate that entrepreneurial passion positively influences entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial attitude, which in turn, shapes entrepreneurial career intentions.