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The effect of tourism education on students’ entrepreneurial vocation

Arranz, N and Ubierna, F and Arroyabe, MF and Perez, C and Fdez. de Arroyabe, JC (2017) 'The effect of tourism education on students’ entrepreneurial vocation.' Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 17 (3). 312 - 330. ISSN 1502-2250


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This paper aims to examine how higher education affects entrepreneurial vocation in a very specific segment, namely university education in tourism. We used a theoretical approach based on the psychological foundations of intentional theory to analyse a sample of 122 graduate and undergraduate university students in tourism from the perspective of higher education. The results show the differential effect of curricular and extracurricular activities on intentions, attitudes and behavioural control, while there is very little effect on the development of entrepreneurial competencies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Juan Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 14:18
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2021 13:15

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