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Arbitrative role of adult learners’ entrepreneurial attitude and the influence of entrepreneurial education on intention in Tanzania

Mbowe Ramadhani Kabung’a


Institute of Adult Education, Department of Research, Publication, and Consultancy, Postal address 20679,Dar-es-salaam Tanzania.

Author’s E-mail: mbowe69(at)yahoo.com

Mbowe Ramadhani Kabung’a


Article Number: IJEPRR.23.005  |   Pages: 58-73  |   Vol. 10 (2), June 2023   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/IJEPRR.23.005

 Received: February 23, 2023  Accepted: April 14, 2023  Published: June 7, 2023

Abstract

The study explored the influence of entrepreneurial education (EE) on adult learners’ entrepreneurial intention (EI) focusing on the arbitrative role of the entrepreneurial attitude (EA) in Tanzania. It employed convenient sampling to draw a sample of 245 respondents from 1,726 Institute of Adult Education (IAE) adult learners engaged in entrepreneurial programmes. This research applied the quantitative design, the primary data generated using a structured questionnaire was subjected to the structural equation model, which was facilitated by the Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS 20.0) software to verify the hypothesis relationships. The study found a direct positive and significant influence of EE on EI (β=0.166, CR=4.132, p<0.05). Moreover, the study found a direct positive and significant influence of EE on EA (β=0.186, CR=3.721, p<0.05). The findings further indicate a direct positive and significant influence of EA on adult learners’ EI (β=0.306, CR=4.240, p < 0.05). Furthermore, the study found the adult learners’ EA to have a positive, and significant indirect arbitrative influence on the relationship between EE and EI (β=0.115, p < 0.001). Overall, these findings suggest that an individual’s EA to IE predicates an adult learners’ intention to participate in entrepreneurial venture formation, which was influenced by the module content and pedagogical approaches used in the EE. Thus, promoting EI among adult learners requires module developers to design content and pedagogical approaches that are practical-oriented, convenient, and adult learners-centred. Moreover, Tanzania government should create an entrepreneurial conducive environment for higher learning institutions interactive to the world current entrepreneurial endeavours.

Keywords: Adult learners, entrepreneurship education, intention, attitude, arbitrative role

How to Cite this Article

Mbowe RK (2023). Arbitrative role of adult learners’ entrepreneurial attitude and the influence of entrepreneurial education on intention in Tanzania.10(2):58-73. Int. J. Educ. Pol. Res. Rev.DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/IJEPRR.23.005

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