SELF-EFFICACY, ENTREPRENEURIAL PASSION, AND ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS RELATIONSHIP: MEDIATED MODERATION ROLE OF MINDSET
Entrepreneurship has gained momentum in the digital economy. Entrepreneurship is promoted by academia, government, and other policymakers recognizing its potential to solve macroeconomic problems such as unemployment, per capita income, and so on. Entrepreneurial intentions are the product of numerous constructs. The entrepreneurial mindset, passion, and self-efficacy of individuals are prominent determinants of entrepreneurial intentions. This study aims at measuring and analyzing the relationships among self-efficacy, entrepreneurial passion, and entrepreneurial intentions of engineering students in India keeping the entrepreneurial mindset as a mediated moderator. Having adopted a descriptive research design, this study employed a structured questionnaire to collect primary data from engineering students. The study results convey that self-efficacy, entrepreneurial passion, and entrepreneurial mindset are not based on personal characteristics of the sample students such as gender, age, branch of the study, nature of the educational institution, and location of the institution. However, entrepreneurial intentions vary based on the age of the respondents and entrepreneurial intentions remain unchanged irrespective of gender, the branch of the study, the nature of the educational institution, and the location of the institution. Further, self-efficacy significantly affects the entrepreneurial intentions of the students. Passion significantly and positively mediates the self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intentions relation. However, an entrepreneurial mindset does not contribute to entrepreneurial intentions along with self-efficacy and the passion of the students.
Self-efficacy, Entrepreneurial Passion, Entrepreneurial Intentions, Entrepreneurial Mindset.