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Master of Clinical Psychology,Director of Yara Saveh Counseling Center and Advisor of Primary Schools of Three Media, Iran


The present study was conducted to investigate the role of school atmosphere and emotional intelligence in the entrepreneurial self-efficiency of female students in Mashhad vocational schools and was descriptive-correlational. The statistical population of the study included all female students of Mashhad vocational schools in the year 1398-99; 335 students were selected as samples by cluster sampling method according to Morgan table. Data collection was performed using school atmosphere scale of Zolig et al. (2010), emotional intelligence scale of Bradbury-Graves (2005) and entrepreneurial self- efficiency scale of Wilson et al. (2007). The research hypotheses were tested using structural equations modeling. The findings of this study showed that the entrepreneurial self- efficiency of female students in Mashhad vocational schools can be explained and predicted from the school atmosphere and emotional intelligence (P <0.05). There was also a significant relationship between emotional intelligence and entrepreneurial self- efficiency and between school atmosphere and entrepreneurial self- efficiency of female students of Mashhad vocational schools (P <0.01). The results of this study showed that by reforming the school atmosphere and reviewing the academic evaluation in order to foster students' creativity and self- efficiency, their entrepreneurial ideas should be strengthened and applied to increase entrepreneurial self- efficiency.


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