Does entrepreneurial knowledge influence vocational students’ intention? Lessons from Indonesia
Objective: The study attempts to extend the current understanding of entrepreneurship education by engaging the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge, and the intention to be an entrepreneur. The second purpose is to highlight through testing the moderating role of entrepreneurial knowledge on the relationship between entrepreneurial education and students’ intention to be entrepreneurs.
Research Design & Methods: The approach utilised in this study was a quantitative research design using a survey model. The participants of this study were recruited from vocational students in Jakarta who enrolled in the entrepreneurial education course. Furthermore, the data were analysed using exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and structural equation modelling (SEM).
Findings: Entrepreneurship education impacts three variables, including entrepreneurial mind-set, knowledge, and intention. Entrepreneurial knowledge influences students’ intention to be entrepreneurs; however, it has an insignificant impact on entrepreneurial mindset.
Implications & Recommendations: Entrepreneurship education in Indonesia should be further developed due to its essential role in education young entrepreneurs, for instance, through curriculum revitalisation.
Contribution & Value Added: Notwithstanding the relatively limited sample, this work offers valuable insights into the important role of entrepreneurship education and vocational students’ intention to be entrepreneurs in Indonesia.
entrepreneurial education; entrepreneurial knowlegde; entrepreneurial mindset; entrepreneurial intention; vocational school
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