Emotions have a social effect in that individuals emotions, attitudes, decisions, and behavior are affected by their perceptions of others emotions through social interactions. We introduce the social influence of emotions perspective to the career intentions literature and demonstrate how entrepreneurial friends work- related emotions influence university students entrepreneurial career intentions. Using an experimental design (N 1⁄4 283), we reveal that entrepreneurial friends displayed positive emotions directly encourage students entrepreneurial career intentions, whereas negative emotions discourage students intentions indirectly by reducing the perceived desirability of being an entrepreneur. Our research contributes to the literature on career intentions, entrepreneurial intention, and emotions in the entrepreneurship context.
- Entrepreneurial career intentions
- social influence of emotions
- dis- played emotions
- perceived desirability
- university students