Impact of Internship Experience on Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Survey of Food and Beverage Management Majors in Universities in Southern Taiwan
Internships have become an essential part of the technical and vocational university system and they are strongly related to the career development of students. This study used PLS-SEM to analyze the influence of the internships of food and beverage management majors on their entrepreneurial intentions after the internships were completed, and it also examined the mediation effect of self-efficacy, perceived feasibility, and perceived desirability. The sampling was taken from students with internship experience in departments related to food and beverage management in four universities and colleges in Southern Taiwan and 191 valid questionnaire copies were returned. The results indicated that internship experience had a positive relationship with entrepreneurial intentions, but self-efficacy did not have a significant relationship with entrepreneurial intentions. The self-efficacy had partial mediation effect between internship experience and entrepreneurial intentions, and perceived feasibility as well as perceived desirability had significant mediation effect. Lastly, in terms of structural model fit, the data of SRMR, NFI, and RMS_theta show that the structural model is close to a good fit.
|關鍵詞||自我效能、創業意圖、感知可行性、感知慾望、實習體驗、self-efficacy、entrepreneurial intention、perceived feasibility、perceived desirability、internship experience|