Entrepreneurial Intention: The Impact of General Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Anxiety

Mousa Albashrawi*, Tawfiq Alashoor

*Corresponding author for this work

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Entrepreneurs are valuable assets because of their enormous contribution to their nations’ economy through creating new ventures and job opportunities. The entrepreneurship literature is informative with respect to what drives individuals to become entrepreneurs. However, it does not shed light on IT-related factors that can explain and predict entrepreneurial intention. The current study investigates the technological perspective and develops a theoretical model that extends the theory of planned behavior (TPB) by incorporating cognitive and emotional IT-related factors into established entrepreneurial models. More specifically, the developed model explains how general computer self-efficacy and computer anxiety can influence entrepreneurial intention. The study provides interesting results, as it compares two models generated for entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs. Contributions are communicated to both academia and industry.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInteracting with Computers
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)118-131
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial intention
  • Theory of planned behavior
  • General computer
  • Self-efficacy
  • Computer anxiety

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