President's Showcase

Teonna McCullum

Poster Presentation, Ballroom D
Exploring Entrepreneurial Intentions
Supervising Professor: David Montez
Teonna McCullum a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Innovation. She is currently a part of the 2023 Tech Fellows program and spent a 10-week summer internship at Tampa Bay WaVe. Due to her academic background in psychology and innovation, she was motivated to create a research project that explore the factors that drive entrepreneurial intention. She is set to graduate next spring, after which she plans to pursue a career in marketing.


This research project is an analysis on entrepreneurial intention as well as the factors that drive that behavior. In this paper, entrepreneurial intention is influenced by three main components: the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), the Big Five Personality traits, and entrepreneurial self-efficacy. Utilizing these components, the purpose of this analysis is to determine how the combination of an individual’s personality traits, attitude towards entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and personal definition of success can impact their entrepreneurial journey. For data collection, interviews were conducted with entrepreneurs based in St. Petersburg, FL to explore their personal experience with entrepreneurship.

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