The Relationship between Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Intention among University Students

  • Jennifer Wijangga Universitas Ciputra Surabaya
  • Ersa Lanang Sanjaya Universitas Ciputra Surabaya
Keywords: self-efficacy entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial intentions, university students


This study aims to determine the relationship between self-efficacy in entrepreneurship with entrepreneurial intentions among university students, specifically for those who are in their final semester. As for its research method, this study uses a quantitative method to explain the relationship between variables by collecting data that has been distributed to 104 respondents. The research instrument for this study is a scale of entrepreneurial self-efficacy and an entrepreneurial intention scale, both of which meet reliability requirements. The result of the study states that there is a positive and significant relationship between self-efficacy entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial intentions.


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