Published in: Journal of Business Research, Volume 121, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.08.022.
Cited as: To, C. K. . et al. (2020) Predicting motivational outcomes in social entrepreneurship: Roles of entrepreneurial self-efficacy and situational fit. Journal of business research. [Online] 121209–222.
This study sheds light on self-motivational constructs that ultimately shape social entrepreneurs’ intention and orientation. This study proposes a constituent framework of motivation based on entrepreneurial self-efficacy or entrepreneurs’ commitment and confidence in their abilities to achieve entrepreneurial goals and breakthroughs.
This study tests a structural model of self-motivational antecedents and outcomes over the course of social entrepreneurship using data on 158 social entrepreneurs. The model antecedents stem from two categories of perceived variables, self-referent efficacy and perceived situational fit, which can result in pathways toward three outcomes, entrepreneurial goal striving, aspiration, and eudaimonic well-being. Among the five tested antecedents (experience mastery, social assertiveness, autonomy, effectual reward, and pro-sociality), experience mastery, social assertiveness, and autonomy have strong relationships with aspiration and eudaimonic well-being. Effectual reward has significant, but the least, effects on entrepreneurial goal striving. Pro-sociality measurements exhibit strong communality and cross-variability among the other antecedents. The results show that pro-sociality cannot be determined as a discernible source of entrepreneurial motivation but has an antithetical role in volitional intention. This study sheds light on self-motivational constructs that ultimately shape social entrepreneurs’ intention and orientation.
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“1. The study recognizes that the survey should be extended to more innovation and entrepreneurial
sectors. Current entrepreneurial observations are mostly related to government-funded projects, with strong socially missioned innovation initiatives. Economic interests are less prioritized and concerned. As such, this study results cannot account for entrepreneurial contexts with strong tensions between social and economic interests.
2. Future research should explore new sampling strategies to assess and compare “self” theories in different contexts of entrepreneurial motivation.”