Date of Publication


Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Subject Categories

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations


Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business


Decision Sciences and Innovation Dept


Best Thesis Award Recipient: Silver Medal - AY2021T3

Thesis Advisor

Roderick Pangindian

Defense Panel Chair

Ruth Angelie Cruz

Defense Panel Member

Charisse Jollins Z. Ang
Jerome T. Alvarez


The COVID-19 outbreak changed the world as we know it. More than a public health crisis, the pandemic shook society at its core, with many industries forced to shut down; economies across the globe disrupted; and, global disparities, human rights violations, and poverty further accelerating. This study is the first attempt to evaluate and incorporate the impact of experience with the COVID-19 pandemic in assessing Social Entrepreneurial Intention. To gauge the experience of the respondents, the researchers utilized the variables Personal Experience, Fear, Resilience, Well-being, and Perceived Government Response to COVID-19. To measure Social Entrepreneurial Intention, Ajzen’s Theory of Planned Behavior was adopted. The study simultaneously assesses the direct impact, as well as the moderating effect, of the experience with the COVID-19 pandemic on Social Entrepreneurial Intention. Four hundred (400) college students studying in Metro Manila universities and colleges were surveyed, and 2 research experts and 2 student social entrepreneurs were interviewed to supplement the study. Based on the results, Perceived Behavioral Control is the most dominant predictor of Social Entrepreneurial Intention, while Subjective Norm is the weakest. Among the five variables, Resilience has the highest R squared (R2 = 10.01%). All variables are significant based on the linear and multiple linear regression analyses, except for Personal Experience. However, no variables have a significant moderating effect.

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Social entrepreneurship—Philippines; COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- —Influence

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