Revisiting the Antecedents of Social Entrepreneurial Intentions in Hong Kong

Ching Yin Ip, Shih-Chia Wu, Huei-Ching Liu, Chaoyun Liang

Abstract


This study examined how empathy, moral obligation, social entrepreneurial self-efficacy, perceived social support, and prior experience with social problems are associated with social entrepreneurial intentions. Through a survey, a sample of 252 Hong Kong students was used for analyses. Factor analyses supported that the antecedents of social entrepreneurial intentions could be divided into dimensions of empathy, moral obligation, social entrepreneurial self-efficacy, perceived social support, and prior experience with social problems. Multiple regression analysis results indicated that perceived social support was the most prominent antecedent of social entrepreneurial intentions, followed by moral obligation, empathy, and prior experience with social problems. Notably, moral obligation was revealed to be negatively associated with social entrepreneurial intentions. 


Keywords


Empathy, moral obligation, self-efficacy, social support, prior experience, social enterprises

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17583/ijep.2017.2835

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International Journal of Educational Psychology - IJEP | ISSN: 2014-3591

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