The Effectiveness of the Entrepreneurship Education Program for Seniors and the Determinants of Entrepreneurial Intention

시니어 창업교육프로그램의 효과성 및 창업의지 영향요인에 대한 연구

  • 김명숙 (JD경영연구원) ;
  • 이재현 ((주)액티브시니어스 시니어능력개발원) ;
  • 고종욱 (안양대학교 도시행정학과)
  • Received : 2013.02.18
  • Accepted : 2013.03.20
  • Published : 2013.03.31


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the education program developed to raise the potential of entrepreneurial capabilities of senior citizens under the supervision of SMBA and investigate the effects of educational contents and environment on program satisfaction and entrepreneurial intention. The sample of this study was composed of 44 trainees who participated in the education program implemented by H University. Data were collected using self-administered questionnaires and analyzed employing paired-sample t-test and path analysis techniques. The study found that the program was effective in strengthening the potential of entrepreneurial capabilities of senior citizens and that educational content and environment had positive effects on program satisfaction, which in turn, positively impacted on entrepreneurial intention. The practical implications of the findings were discussed and the future directions for research were suggested.


seniors;entrepreneurship education program;effectiveness;entrepreneurial intention