A measurement model of entrepreneurship education effectiveness based on methodological triangulation

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Abstract

Based on the Methodological Triangulation, this paper proposes and validates a new model for measuring the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education on the three dimensions- entrepreneurial competencies, barriers, and intentions, which are usually studied independently in the literature. A total of 308 entrepreneurship education students, who enrolled in two different campuses at a major Chinese university, participated in this study to explore the feedback mode of three key variables. The findings show that the improvement of participants’ entrepreneurial competencies, the reduction of entrepreneurial barriers, and the change of entrepreneurial intention reflect the effectiveness of entrepreneurial education for college students. The proposed model can comprehensively measure the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education by discussing the relations among three key variables and the scope of the model application. The model provides solutions for the development and improvement of entrepreneurship education programs and a standard framework for comparative research on cross-regional or cross-cultural entrepreneurship education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100987
JournalStudies in Educational Evaluation
Volume70
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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