Entrepreneurial role-model exposure, self-efficacy, and women's entrepreneurial intentions

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Author: Austin, Michelle J.; Nauta, Margaret M.


[The authors] examined entrepreneurial role-model exposure (operationalized in terms of both the number of role models known and the intensity of interactions with one's most influential role model) and self-efficacy as predictors of women's entrepreneurial intentions. Among 620 female college students, self-efficacy and number of entrepreneurial role models were both associated with stronger entrepreneurial intentions. Among the 105 women who had at least one entrepreneurial role model, the intensity of interactions with the most influential of those role models was also associated with...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Industry; Gender; Workforce development; Culture and society

Keywords: Mentoring; Aspirations; Entrepreneurship; Professional development; Social capital

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2016

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Journal volume: 43

Journal number: 3

Journal date: June 2016

Pages: pp. 260-272

ISSN: 0894-8453

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.539

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