Social Cognitive Theory, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Intentions: Tools to Maximize the Effectiveness of Formal Entrepreneurship Education and Address the Decline in Entrepreneurial Activity
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England Bayrón, C. (2016). Social Cognitive Theory, Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Intentions: Tools to Maximize the Effectiveness of Formal Entrepreneurship Education and Address the Decline in Entrepreneurial Activity. Revista Griot, 6(1), 66-77. Recuperado a partir de


The purpose of this paper is to examine existing literature on Social Cognitive Theory, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and entrepreneurial competencies and intentions, to understand the current state of the field, design a new theoretical framework to help determine the best teaching strategies and identify career counselor competencies and possible contributions to the entrepreneurial education field. Entrepreneurial self-efficacy is proposed as a useful construct to increase the entrepreneurial intentions and competencies of students.  Social cognitive theory, self-efficacy, and entrepreneurial self-efficacy are incorporated into an applied theoretical framework to improve the effectiveness of formal entrepreneurship education. Specifically, the model links the four sources of self-efficacy with entrepreneurial self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intentions; which lead to effective entrepreneurial education program outcomes.
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