Empirical Study on the Impact of Creative Self-Efficacy of College Student Entrepreneurs on Innovative Behavior
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2018, Pages: 93-99
Received: May 16, 2018; Accepted: Jun. 4, 2018; Published: Jan. 10, 2019
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Wang Nan, School of Marxism, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, Tianjin, China
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Abstract
College students’ entrepreneurship driven by innovation has made great contribution to the scientific and technological progress as well as economic development of the society, and has become a kind of value orientation and spirit of the time at present. However, the innovative behavior of college student entrepreneurs is influenced by their creative self-efficacy and innovative motivation. This paper introduces the Self-Efficacy Theory of psychology into the innovation research field and conducts questionnaire survey on 150 college student entrepreneurs from maker spaces of colleges and universities in Tianjin City, China by means of creative self-efficacy scale, intrinsic motivations scale, extrinsic motivations scale and innovative behavior scale, in order to empirically study the dynamic relations among the creative self-efficacy, intrinsic motivations, extrinsic motivations and innovative behavior of the college student entrepreneurs. According to the study results, it is found that the creative self-efficacy, intrinsic motivations, extrinsic motivations and innovative behavior are all significantly and positively correlated with each other. Besides, the creative self-efficacy, intrinsic motivations and extrinsic motivations all can positively predict the innovative behavior. In addition, both the intrinsic motivations and extrinsic motivations play a multiple mediating role between the creative self-efficacy and the innovative behavior.
Keywords
College Student Entrepreneurs, Innovative Motivation, Self-efficacy, Innovative Behavior
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Wang Nan, Empirical Study on the Impact of Creative Self-Efficacy of College Student Entrepreneurs on Innovative Behavior, Science Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2018, pp. 93-99. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20180605.11
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