Although, previous studies have provided some evidence that emotional intelligence (EQ) and cultural intelligence (CQ) can affect people’s intention to engage in entrepreneurial activities, few have focused on the impact of EQ and CQ on entrepreneurial career intentions (ECI). Based on the data collected from university students in China and Korea, the present study investigates the relationships of ECI with EQ and CQ, and the moderating role of career decision-making self-efficacy in these relationships. The results indicate that ECI is positively related to one aspect of EQ (the use of emotions), two aspects of CQ (meta-cognitive and cognitive), and three of the five dimensions of career decision-making self-efficacy (CDMSE) (planning for the future (PF, problem solving (PS) and gathering occupational information (OI)). Further, CDMSE’s moderating roles in the relationships of ECI with EQ and CQ were found.
- emotional intelligence
- cultural intelligence
- decision-making self-efficacy
- entrepreneurial career intention