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A Model for Entrepreneurial Intention in University Students of Mexico

[ Vol. 5 , Issue. 2 ]


Martha Ríos-Manríquez*, Lizbeth Pérez-Rendón and Rocío González-Martínez   Pages 110 - 121 ( 12 )


Background: Universities have shown to directly influence entrepreneurial activity in students [4-6], since they are concerned for the students to develop their entrepreneurial spirit [1-3], promoting Entrepreneurial Intention in University Students (EIUS).

Objective: Therefore, the objective of this research is to determine a model of entrepreneurial intention of Mexican university students (EIUS), performing a multiple regression analysis, by the method of Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), on a sample of 538, with 4 independent variables (Personal and social features, innovative features, performance features and creativity) to determine the influence on the EIUS.

Results and Conclusion: The results indicate that the four variables proposed in the model are relevant to explain the level of the EIUS, without problems of multicollinearity and discarding the presence of heteroskedasticity with the Breusch-Pagan test; and with the Kolmogorov-Smirnov normal distribution test it is determined that the predictor variable of the model does not require more independent variables; the contribution made with this research is of explanatory type, offering an elucidation of the empirical observations that characterize the university system in which the study was conducted.


Personal and social features, innovative features, performance features, creativity, entrepreneurial intention of university students, multiple linear regression model, Mexico.


Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Social and Administrative Sciences, University of Guanajuato, Celaya-Salvatierra Campus, Celaya, Division of Engineering in Business Management, Instituto Tecnologico Superior de Purisima del Rincon, National Institute of Technology of Mexico, Purísima del Rincon, Departament of Administration and Management of SMEs, Polytechnic University of Guanajuato, Cortazar

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