Abstract

Following the theory of planned behavior (Azjen,1991), planned behaviors such as starting your own business can be predicted by the intention one has to exhibit said behavior, which in turn be predicted by one’s personal attitude towards the act (ATA) of starting a business. ATA is affected by exogenous influences (Shapero & Sokol, 1982), two of which we are particularly interested: passion as a trait and support from family as a support variable. Our research question is: Do passion and family supportiveness moderate the relationship between attitude before taking an entrepreneurship course and attitude after taking that course?

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