Abstract

Self-efficacy measures a person’s belief and confidence in meeting task demands. There are disagreements among researchers as to whether a general self-efficacy (GSE) or a domain-specific entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE) construct should be chosen to measure people’s perception of their ability to perform entrepreneurial roles and tasks (McGee et al., 2009). Some researchers advocate the use of GSE as it has captured diversified tasks implicitly associated with entrepreneurial activities (Chen et al., 2004). ESE researchers, on the other hand, argue that the domainspecific construct, as an explanatory variable to entrepreneurs’ intentions and behaviors, has a greater predictive power (Forbes, 2005; Zhao et al., 2005). In this empirical study, we examine and compare GSE and ESE as predictors of entrepreneurs’ strategic growth intentions.

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