Modeling entrepreneurial job pursuit intention: Moderation of learning goal orientation

Chieh Peng Lin, Chi Wah Edwin Wong, Nyan Myau Lyau*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Drawing upon social cognitive theory, this study presents a model of entrepreneurial job pursuit intention (EJPI) by concurrently justifying problem solving efficacy as a mediator and learning goal orientation as a moderator. In the model, EJPI is influenced by relational support and environmental friendliness directly and indirectly through problem solving efficacy. Furthermore, learning goal orientation is hypothesized to moderate the effects of relational support, problem solving efficacy, and environmental friendliness on EJPI. Empirical evaluations are demonstrated based on the data of graduate students in a top tier university in Taiwan. Finally, implications about vocational learning and management education are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100848
JournalInternational Journal of Management Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2023


  • Entrepreneurial job pursuit intention
  • Learning goal orientation
  • Problem solving efficacy
  • Relational support
  • Social cognitive theory


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