Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2017, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (3): 103-115+171+172.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2017.03.011

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Empirical Research on the Impact of Satisfaction with Entrepreneurial Education on Entrepreneurial Behavior

GE Baoshan, NING Depeng   

  1. School of Management, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
  • Online:2017-06-20 Published:2017-05-16

Abstract: The era of entrepreneurship requires colleges and universities to improve their quality of entrepreneurship education.However, few researches focus on the satisfaction with entrepreneurship education. In order to bridge the research gap, this study develops a SEM model and analyzes 30,887 questionnaires collected from hundreds of universities in 26 provinces to investigate the relationships among satisfaction with entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial passion, background factors and entrepreneurial behaviors. Empirical results show that the satisfaction with entrepreneurial courses, practices and teaching methods positively affect entrepreneurial behaviors; entrepreneurial passion positively moderate the impact of the satisfaction with curriculum and teaching staff, teaching methods and teaching objectives on entrepreneurial behaviors, while negatively moderate the impact of the satisfaction with entrepreneurial education practices on entrepreneurial behaviors. Besides, gender, majors, school types, school locations and entrepreneurial activities experience have significant impact on entrepreneurial behaviors. In conclusion, this paper suggests that we should improve the entrepreneurship education systems to stimulate individual entrepreneurial passion, optimize female entrepreneurship resources to spur their entrepreneurial passion, establish a collaborative mechanism between universities and enterprises to enrich individual entrepreneurial experience.

Key words: entrepreneurship education, satisfaction, entrepreneurial behavior, entrepreneurial passion