ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION MODELS: THE ROLE OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CAREER CHOICE AS A MEDIATION VARIABLE
Objective - The study of the process that occurs between entrepreneurial intention and entrepreneurial action in the context of creating a new organization, the entrepreneurial intention-entrepreneurial action gap is a relatively new field of study even though entrepreneurial intention does not always lead to entrepreneurial action. This study aims to determine the factors that influence entrepreneurial action. Design / methodology / approach - This study used primary data by distributing questionnaires. The population in this study were high school and vocational students in the city of Semarang. The sample after the random sampling technique was applied consisted of 326 students. PLS SEM data analysis was used in this study with the help of SmartPLS 3.0 software. Results - Emotional intelligence has a positive influence on students' entrepreneurial action in. In addition, entrepreneurial career choice and motivation can mediate the influence of emotional intelligence on students' entrepreneurial actions. Originality/Value - This study uses entrepreneurial career choice and motivation as mediating variables. The use of these variables is based on the lack of involvement of students' psychological factors in influencing student entrepreneurial action so that it becomes a special interest in this study.
Entrepreneurial Action, Emotional Intelligence, Entrepreneurial Career Choice, Motivation