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Review of Industrial Engineering Letters

June 2014, Volume 1, 1, pp 36-43

Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Internship Effectiveness in It Industry: A Structural Equation Modeling

Chou, Chun-Mei


Shen, Chien-Hua


Hsiao, Hsi-Chi


Chen, Su-Chang

Chou, Chun-Mei 1
Shen, Chien-Hua 2
Hsiao, Hsi-Chi 3
Chen, Su-Chang 4

  1. Institute of Vocational and Technological Education, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, R.O.C. 1

  2. Department of Business Administration, Transworld Institute of Technology, Yunlin , Taiwan, R.O.C. 2

  3. Cheng Shiu University, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. 3

  4. National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Penghu, Taiwan, R.O.C. 4

Pages: 36-43

DOI: 10.18488/journal.71/2014.1.1/

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This study examines 324 tertiary students’ entrepreneurial internship effectiveness and its influencing factors in IT industry to serve as a school reference for the development of entrepreneurial internship education measures. The results show that students” “entrepreneurial intention (EI)” has a significant direct effect on “entrepreneurial internship effectiveness (EIE)”, and “internship satisfaction (IS) “has a significant effect on “entrepreneurial internship effectiveness” through “internship satisfaction.” The influence pattern and empirical data of “internship satisfaction” and “entrepreneurial intention” on “entrepreneurial internship effectiveness” has a good fit.
Contribution/ Originality
This study contributes in the existing literature that students’ internship experiences of entrepreneurial intention and internship satisfaction have provided them with chances to learn entrepreneurial competence and attitude, which may be helpful for their future entrepreneurs.



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