The role of social entrepreneurship for youth purpose development

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-290
Journal / PublicationJournal of Asian Public Policy
Volume14
Issue number2
Online published8 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Despite the burgeoning research on social entrepreneurship in recent years, there is limited research on youths as a context for theorizing. This article examines the influence of social entrepreneurship on youth development through the positive youth development perspective. It explores how youth participation in social entrepreneurial activities helps develop their sense of purpose in life. Using data from semi-structured interviews with 27 youths and participant observations, this article demonstrated that social entrepreneurship contributes to youth purpose development by facilitating social conscience, prosocial connectedness, capability and personal agency development and how these manifest in different stages of youth purpose commitment. © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Research Area(s)

  • positive youth development, purpose, social enterprise, Social entrepreneurship, youth

Citation Format(s)

The role of social entrepreneurship for youth purpose development. / Ong, Dalphine; Shang, Liang; Chandra, Yanto et al.
In: Journal of Asian Public Policy, Vol. 14, No. 2, 07.2021, p. 272-290.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review