The Relationship between Students’ Perception of University Entrepreneurial Support and Entrepreneurial Intentions: The Mediating Role of Psychological Capital

Hongxia Chen, Jian‑Hao Huang


Based upon social cognitive theory, this study examined the influence of students’ perception of university entrepreneurial support (UES) on their entrepreneurial intention (EI); additionally, the mediating role of psychological capital (PC) in the relationship between students’ perception of UES and EI was also investigated. A questionnaire survey was conducted to collect data from 1,168 Chinese university students. The findings of this study indicated a significant positive impact on students’ perception of UES on EI. Additionally, it was observed that PC played a partial mediating role in the relationship between students’ perception of UES and their EI. The findings offer theoretical and empirical evidence for university administrators and educators seeking to enhance university students’ EI.

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International Journal of Higher Education
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