The entrepreneurial willingness of the professional training interns in Morocco. Case of OFPPT LARACHE


  • Nabil RIZQI Polydisciplinary Faculty of Larache (FPL), Morocco
  • Hajar EL HASSANI Polydisciplinary Faculty of Larache
  • Abdennabi DAHAK Polydisciplinary Faculty of Larache


Entrepreneurial willingness, Attitudes, Subjective norms, perceptions of behavioural control


The present article aims to describe, explain and even predict the entrepreneurial willingness amongst interns of the Office of the vocational training and the promotion of the work (OFPPT) trainees, according to a validated model.

Our problematic is part of a theoretical framework of social dimensions developed by A. SHAPERPO and L. SOKOL (1982), and it’s based on the psychosocial theory of planned behaviour of I. AJZEN (1991). AJZEN (1991); to tackle the main question of this research paper we have opted for a hypothetico-deductive paradigm as for the methodology choice, basing our process on the verification of a range of hypotheses provoked by Larache as a local range for the research; as for the hypotheses, three main groups of factors have been identified : The first group of factors includes the attitudes associated with behaviour via the existence of a more or less formal draft of a project, The second group contains the subjective norms manifested by the need for achievement, the search for autonomy, the willingness to take risks and the existence of entrepreneurial role models to follow, the last factors tested are shaped by perceptions of behavioural control embedded in work experiences, entrepreneurship education and the availability of financial, information and advisory resources.

The analysis of these three groups of factors allowed us to define a model of entrepreneurial willingness.  This model was assessed on a population of 189 trainees of the OFFPT professional training in Larache.