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dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of master in business administration- Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.description.abstract Social entrepreneurship is now a key strategy to address unemployment and poverty globally. The increased interest in social entrepreneurship is creating demand for better understanding of social entrepreneurial intentions (SEI) which are now valuable predictors of future entrepreneurial behaviours especially among students. Using stratified random sampling, A sample size of 136 MBA first year students were selected from a population of 148 with 109 responses. Quantitative data was collected using structured questionnaires distributed using the internet for online completion. SPSS version 27 was used for statistical data analysis, using correlation and multiple regression analysis to measure the influence of the independent variables on SEI. Microsoft Excel was used for graphical illustrations. Most respondents, 61% were in the 26-35 age group and 57% of respondents were female students. All respondents were employed, with 37% being self-employed. Empathy has been found to be the highly regarded predictor of social entrepreneurial intention (SEI) from the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) whilst social entrepreneurial self-efficacy (SESE) and moral obligation are other significant predictors of SEI. All variables had good reliable internal consistency of above .7, showing an acceptable reliability of items used. Personal attitude, social entrepreneurial self-efficacy, perceived social support (PSS) and perceived behavioural control had moderate positive correlation whilst empathy, moral obligation and prior experience have weak positive correlation with SEI. The results further show that independent variables account for 64.9% of variance in the independent variable with PSS (32.2%) and prior experience (26.2%) being the main predictors of SEI respectively. The study contributes to the social entrepreneurship intentions literature among MBA students, especially, for the institutions of higher learning to encourage students to develop learning resources for the advancement of social entrepreneurship. More specifically, to provide outreach opportunities of learning to gain social problem resolution skills. In addition, students’ social entrepreneurial intention can be improved by institutional support in curriculum development and engagement being integrated with practical social enterprises en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Social entrepreneurial intentions en_US
dc.subject MBA students en_US
dc.subject Windhoek en_US
dc.title Assessing determinants of social entrepreneurial intentions among MBA students in Windhoek en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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